Cheetah Pencil Drawing

cheetah youngster Pencil Drawing
This drawing of a young cheetah in Mountain Zebra National Park, South Africa portrays the irony of local overpopulation of a species that is internationally endangered. Cheetah breed easily in the wild where their natural enemies (such as lion and spotted hyaena) do not occur, leading to exponential population growth – in Mountain Zebra National Park, the original 4 cheetah increased to 33 in less than 3 years, outgrowing the available prey base and habitat. Metapopulation management ensures that such excess cheetah are moved to reserves where they can breed with unrelated individuals, thereby contributing to cheetah conservation efforts while establishing a diverse gene pool.
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Cheetah Cub, Mountain Zebra Park
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Cheetah with collar for tracking research
 
Landscape
Mountain Zebra National Park Landscape
  The original artwork is available in London at the Osborne Studio Gallery Address: 2 Motcomb St, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 8JU, UK Phone: +44 20 7235 9667

Knysna Elephant Pencil Drawing

Knysna Elephant Pencil Drawing

The Knysna Elephant 2015
Dimensions: 900x700mm
Medium: pencil on paper.

The elusive, free-ranging Knysna elephant, the last of its kind left roaming the indigenous forests just north of the coastal town of Knysna in South Africa. It is the same species as the African Elephant.
Much controversy exists as to whether more elephants may still inhabit this forest, or indeed if elephants should be reintroduced there to restore their previous ecological role.

It is unusual for elephant cows to be alone, as they are very social animals, usually occurring in breeding herds. This image is a stark reminder that we don’t always know as much as we think we do, and that even our best intentions can sometimes result in unintended consequences.

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The Knysna Elephant in 2015

The approximate range of the Knysna Elephant 2016

This drawing is available in London at the Osborne Studio Gallery

Address: 2 Motcomb St, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 8JU, UK
Phone: +44 20 7235 9667

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“The Knysna Elephant” Pencil Drawing – with solid Oak Frame.

Drawings of other elephants here

Addo Lion

Addo Lion  by Murray RalfeDimensions: 720x1000mm   Medium: pencil on paper