Red Tales of a Green Dream

A scene of nurture and nature; witnessed through the engaging gaze of a red panda mother and her child; greeting those on the street with an appeal for empathy and conservation; and a warm sense of family and place, set against a fragmented background of endangerment, through habitat loss.

The Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens).
In 1825, nearly 50 years before the giant panda was discovered, French zoologist Frédéric Cuvier first described the red panda as the most beautiful animal he had ever seen.

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species states their current numbers to be less than 10,000 individuals living in the wild;
their current listing status being


With special thanks to Felix Colchester, and the Ho family.

All artwork, text and images © James Straffon 2024.