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1600 Paper Mache Pandas Pop Up in Hong Kong to Raise Awareness for Endangered Animals

The 1600 Pandas World Tour will bring Grangeon’s collection to landmarks around Hong Kong to foster the spirit of conservation and sustainable development.

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Art © Paulo Grangeon

Art © Paulo Grangeon

Artist Paulo Grangeon is raising awareness for the conservation of endangered species by sculpting 1600 panda bears out of recycled materials and papier-mâché! The sculptures will brighten days of passersby in ten locations across Hong Kong during the month of June. Grangeon’s project seeks to bolster the government’s “Conserving Central” initiative by using the adorable pandas as unofficial mascots.

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