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"<a href="https://www.artistsforconservation.org/virtual-exhibit/4589/artist/1443/artwork/ladder-spots-5745">Ladder of Spots</a>" by Chris McClelland | Australia

Ladder of Spots

Wallhanging by Chris McClelland
60.00cm H x 40.00cm W
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Although giraffes are usually physically and socially aloof, it is nevertheless common for mothers with small calves to associate with others and there is a tendency for calves to cluster together in crèches in the care of a single adult female. I have drawn this Botswana scene of a female giraffe of the southern African race suckling her infant beside a camel thorn tree. The other similarly aged calf is in the care of this adult while its mother is away feeding within sight. While the calf suckles, momentarily oblivious to her surroundings, the mother and companion calf focus their attention intently on something threatening or otherwise in the foreground.



Ladder of Spots | Wallhanging by Chris McClelland | Artists for Conservation 2018

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