Amongst other projects, the past few years I have started a small series of endangered animal art that I look forward to getting back to work on; however, since we are in the process of moving, most of my art and supplies are packed away in boxes and will have to wait until I am settled in our new home. In the meantime, I am just left with a small sketchbook and pencil to sketch with.
This past Memorial Day Weekend, it was hard avoid the news of the sad accident and death of an endangered Silverback named “Harambe” who now fills a page in my sketchbook:
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Last year, I was so shocked to hear the news of killing a Western Lowland Gorilla in the Cincinnati Zoo named Harambe. As an animal advocate, I threw off my coffee as I read the dreadful news. The controversial news has sparked outrage in the local and foreign community. Was it necessary to kill an animal in an enclosed area such located in the Zoo? Why were tranquilizers not an option to save the boy? Wherever Harambe is, I know that he is at peace.
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