PHOTO: Over 1500 paper mache pandas rest near Hong Kong bridge for a great cause
“Environmental conservation is a serious theme, but we express it in an entertaining way. We choose pandas,
which are loved by people worldwide, to start with, and later, we can do more to protect other species,” says French artist, Paulo Grangeon.
By the numbers: 1600
There are 1600 paper mache pandas on display in Hong Kong – but more significantly, this is the number of giant pandas still alive in the wild, according to the WWF.
At birth, a panda cub is 1/900th the size of the mother.
Pandas eat over 13 kgs of bamboo shoots a day to meet their energy needs, and spend 14 hours a day eating. Pandas eat in a relaxed sitting position.
Adult pandas can weight up to 300 lbs.