Derby #115: National Parks
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Wildlife in Nepal

Wildlife in Nepal
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jasneko


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Based on the Chitwan National Park in Nepal.

Featured wildlife: the Ganges Dolphin, Bengal tiger, Asian Elephant, one horned Rhino, the crocodile...

Feedback and votes appreciated - thanks!

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lindab53


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jasneko wrote:Based on the Chitwan National Park in Nepal.

Featured wildlife: the Ganges Dolphin, Bengal tiger, Asian Elephant, one horned Rhino, the crocodile...

Feedback and votes appreciated - thanks!


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jasneko


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lindab53 wrote:Better! Voted.

Thanks linda! Glad you like the changes - your feedback was good... I think it came out much better.

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Manvyi


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Happy animals. Happy shirt. Happy shirt-wearers!

zekecatz


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Nice use of color.

mikan36


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Aw, this is cute!
I like the orange and green that pop off the shirt. It would be a cute kids shirt ^^

imsochady


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This reminds me of the zoo. I think I'll go there maybe sometime this year to take pics of animals as references. Sweet design!

jasneko


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Manvyi wrote:Happy animals. Happy shirt. Happy shirt-wearers!

Such a happy Manvyi! Thanks=)

zekecatz wrote:Nice use of color.
Thanks zekecatz! Normally I'm wishing I had more colors, but in this I actually used 5 and thought it was more effective.

mikan36 wrote:Aw, this is cute!
I like the orange and green that pop off the shirt. It would be a cute kids shirt ^^
Thanks mikan! At first I had the design on kelly green, but then I decided the whole thing worked better on navy and changed the colors to pop more. I agree about the kids shirt too.

imsochady wrote:This reminds me of the zoo. I think I'll go there maybe sometime this year to take pics of animals as references. Sweet design!
Thanks Imsochady! I did an internship at a zoo for 6 months, so I did a loooot of animal sketches (and photos) in my downtime. It's pretty enjoyable, so I second that thought!

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lindab53


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jasneko wrote:Thanks linda! Glad you like the changes - your feedback was good... I think it came out much better.


I would definitely buy this. And I so envy you your internship at the zoo! Did you get to work "hands on" with any of the animals? Bears and elephants are my favorites, but a lot of them don't do well in a zoo. I also really like otters, beavers, and pika.

jasneko


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lindab53 wrote:I would definitely buy this. And I so envy you your internship at the zoo! Did you get to work "hands on" with any of the animals? Bears and elephants are my favorites, but a lot of them don't do well in a zoo. I also really like otters, beavers, and pika.

Great to hear, thanks Linda!
You could probably intern at a zoo too if you so desire;) I did watch the elephants quite a bit because they were near the areas I was generally working, and I'd look at the bears when I got a chance to go to another area of the zoo. You're right, elephants don't do well at zoos, they need more room... I think the elephants from my zoo were recently sent to a bigger park because of that. I like otters and beavers too, though there weren't any beavers at my zoo. Where have you seen pika? I don't know much about them but just googled pika and they look adorable!

I mostly did 'hands on' work with the traveling kid zoo animals, like hedgehogs, snakes (eep! couldn't believe I was holding a snake!), turtles... I wish I got to have more hands on with the bigger animals but the keepers of each animal were pretty territorial with feedings and things like that (I'm guessing there may have been rules too).

I did get some closer access though. For instance, the tiger keeper let me come to the keeper part of the tiger area and put my hand up against a mesh part of the cage (couldn't have put my hand through) and I felt the tiger's breath against my hand, which was kind of awesome. He was friendly and came up and chuffed at me (I spent a lot of time with the tigers so he knew me). A chuff is like a tiger greeting/friendly noise. It's a great feeling to be chuffed at!:D

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lindab53


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jasneko wrote:Great to hear, thanks Linda!
You could probably intern at a zoo too if you so desire;) I did watch the elephants quite a bit because they were near the areas I was generally working, and I'd look at the bears when I got a chance to go to another area of the zoo. You're right, elephants don't do well at zoos, they need more room... I think the elephants from my zoo were recently sent to a bigger park because of that. I like otters and beavers too, though there weren't any beavers at my zoo. Where have you seen pika? I don't know much about them but just googled pika and they look adorable!

I mostly did 'hands on' work with the traveling kid zoo animals, like hedgehogs, snakes (eep! couldn't believe I was holding a snake!), turtles... I wish I got to have more hands on with the bigger animals but the keepers of each animal were pretty territorial with feedings and things like that (I'm guessing there may have been rules too).

I did get some closer access though. For instance, the tiger keeper let me come to the keeper part of the tiger area and put my hand up against a mesh part of the cage (couldn't have put my hand through) and I felt the tiger's breath against my hand, which was kind of awesome. He was friendly and came up and chuffed at me (I spent a lot of time with the tigers so he knew me). A chuff is like a tiger greeting/friendly noise. It's a great feeling to be chuffed at!:D


That is so neat! I would really like to do something like that. I also know that some of the theme parks, like Sea World and ?? (the one in Tampa) have programs where you can go behind the scenes for a day and see animals up close. I've never actually seen a pika in a zoo or elsewhere. There are some videos online, like the one below, but how I found out about them in the first place was a wonderful book called Miracle on Square Top Mountain by Robert Franklin Leslie. He is 'most famous' for his book The Bears and I (true story about raising 3 orphan bear cubs) that Disney made into a movie starring Patrick (son of John)Wayne. I love your tiger story and the whole experience sounds amazing! http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7066578568747223192#

jasneko


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lindab53 wrote:That is so neat! I would really like to do something like that. I also know that some of the theme parks, like Sea World and ?? (the one in Tampa) have programs where you can go behind the scenes for a day and see animals up close. I've never actually seen a pika in a zoo or elsewhere. There are some videos online, like the one below, but how I found out about them in the first place was a wonderful book called Miracle on Square Top Mountain by Robert Franklin Leslie. He is 'most famous' for his book The Bears and I (true story about raising 3 orphan bear cubs) that Disney made into a movie starring Patrick (son of John)Wayne. I love your tiger story and the whole experience sounds amazing! http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7066578568747223192#

You should do it, most zoos have intern programs or at the least volunteer/docent programs, and you usually get a chance at some closer encounters with animals.

I don't know much about the sea world programs, though that must be supercool too because marine mammals (and other animals there) are such amazing animals. I really enjoyed the 2 times I've gone (in the US and in Australia), though I did wonder about the happiness level of the animals, having to do those shows everyday:/

Hmm maybe I will check out those books. Are they both true stories?

That video of the pika was SO CUTE. Wow, how did I not know of such adorable creatures? Love them going back and forth with the flowers much bigger than them!

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lucky1988


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Very nice, I love that tiger!

jasneko


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lucky1988 wrote:Very nice, I love that tiger!

Thanks lucky! I <3 tigers.

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