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Papier-mâché pandas pop up at Hong Kong landmarks

Papier-mâché pandas pop up at Hong Kong landmarks

Raising awareness for the decreasing number of wild pandas


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In order to bring attention to the decreasing number and tragic loss of panda life, French artist Paulo Grangeon has teamed up with the WWF, PMQ, and creative studio AllRightsReserved to put on a unique exhibit

A team made up of French artist Paulo Grangeon plus the WWF, PMQ, and creative studio AllRightsReserved are continuing their world tour of '1600 Pandas', now stopping in Hong Kong to display the papier-mâché bears at ten of the city's landmarks.

The pandas will be seen in places like the Hong Kong International Airport and the Tian Tan Buddah statue. The black-and-white animals have already been seen in Paris, Rome, Berlin, and Taipei, with their purpose to raise awareness of the current diminishing panda situation.

The pandas were designed out of recycled paper materials and each one represents an actual member of the panda species, with a despairing number of only 1,600 left in the world.  

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