Wednesday, June 11, 2014

1600-strong papier mâché panda army have landed in Hong Kong

An army of papier mâché pandas swarmed the arrivals hall at Hong Kong airport on Monday as part of a charity campaign by WWF to promote conservation of the endangered bears.

1,600 panda sculptures - one for every panda left in the wild - appeared in the arrivals hall at Chek Lap Kok to start a "tour" of the city.

Designed by French sculptor Paulo Grangeon, the panda installation has already been displayed in other cities including Berlin, Paris and Taipei, before reaching Hong Kong, home to several of the bears.

YouTube link.

The pandas will visit locations across the city over the next couple of weeks.


Dee said...

I want one.

Barbwire said...

There are only 1,600 left in the wild? That's tragic.