The endangered African painted dog is my favorite canine species. They are super colorful, highly sociable, and really full of character. This painting was originally done for an awesome lady in conservation – Claire Martin, of the Disney Conservation Fund. I’m sharing it here for the first time in order to raise awareness of these endangered critters! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We have painted dogs at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, they can be seen on the Kilimanjaro Safari, be sure to look for them on your next trek! If you are interested in learning more about these awesome dogs check out the amazing David Attenborough series, Dynasties …airing now on @BBC.
Unfortunately, these African wild dogs are in trouble– they are hunted, injured and killed in snares, and expanding human settlement reduces suitable habitat for them and their prey. The @painted_dog_conservation
is doing amazing work in Africa to save this species from extinction. If you send me a screenshot of a donation to Painted Dog Conservation (link in bio), I’ll send you this full-resolution artwork for FREE!!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
For those of you in SoCal, I have a print of this piece for sale right now at @bubblepopgallery