The Champion

The Champion

£300.00Price

The original, signed, A3 Humboldt penguin pen drawing, ready to be framed and hung in the perfect spot in your home.

  • Conservation story

    Like most penguins, the Humboldt penguin doesn’t hang out on icebergs in the South Pole and, in fact, prefers the warmer climes of Peru and Chile. There are eighteen species of penguin, and only two of those live in Antarctica - who knew?!

    Humboldt populations are declining. Overfishing has made it difficult for them to find food, they killed for their skin and blubber, and they are taken from the wild for the pet trade. People even want to steal their poop, which you wouldn’t think would be a problem but the Humboldt’s poop, mixed with other bird and seal poop, creates a substrate that the penguins use to build their nests. Unfortunately, it is also a great fertiliser.

    To help prevent over-harvesting of guano (the poop concoction), organisations are protecting important parts of the Humboldt’s habitat and working with harvesters to ration the amount of guano they take for their crops. In some locations, penguins have also been given artificial nest boxes, which has helped to reduce the number of abandoned nests.

  • Product information

    This listing is for the original drawing only; it does not include a mount or frame. If you would like it framed, please drop me an email and I can arrange this for an additional cost.

    Your original will be posted in a cardboard postage tube, along with a certificate of authenticity.

    Dimensions: 29.7 x 42cm (11.7 x 16.5in).

    Ready to dispatch in 1–3 business days from the United Kingdom.

    Returns and exchanges accepted (terms and conditions apply - please see the policy page).