Thursday, December 4, 2008

Red and the Wolf

The only acrylic painting I did this year. Little Red Riding Hood is one of the most memorable characters amongst children’s books. Tons of paintings and books have been produced depicting “Red.’’ She’s recognizable because of her red cloak but nobody really knows about the wolf. Except he ate the grandma but thank goodness she came out alive.

Wolves have been portrayed poorly in fictional books. But did you know that you are most likely to get hit by a meteorite than get eaten by a wolf? Wolves lived with humans tens of thousand of years before the first settlers arrived. They are highly intelligent, with acute hearing and exceptional sense of smell. Modern dogs, such as your pets are descended from domesticated wolves from China, 15,000 years ago, according to BBC science. About 95% of current dogs can be traced back to three females. Now, that’s amazing. I think I am going to paint wolves next time.

If you want to know more about wolves visit Defenders of Wildlife website and learn how you can help them.

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