March of the Ants: Empires of the Earth

Make 100... Disappearing Animals

A project in Stewartstown, PA by Sam Georgieff
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There are animals right now that are almost gone.. I plan on making 100 paintings of the ones that are disappearing..
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Dates: Jan 27th -> Mar 28th (60 days)
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n0 45 Yellow-Eyed Penguin

March 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
The Yellow-Eyed Penguin or Hoiho are native to New Zealand and are Critically Endangered.  They are one of the world's rarest penguin species with an estimated population of only 4,000 left. 45 Yellow-Eyed Penguin  (Read More)

N0 44 Jackass Penguin

March 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
N0 44   is the Jackass Penguin!   Found is southern African waters, this penguin is called the "jackass" penguin due to loud donkey-like bray.  These penguins are Critically Endangered due to hunting and environmental impacts, like oil spills. ... (Read More)

No 43 Golden-Rumped Sengi

March 14th - via: kickstarter.com
The Golden-Rumped sengi are classified in a group of animals called   elephant-shrews.  They are an endangered species from Kenya.  Recent studies indicate that they are not closely related to shrews at all, but are in fact distantly related to... (Read More)

n0. 42 Northern Bald Ibis

March 13th - via: kickstarter.com
..another animal with a hat... again.. the hair.. right? A Northern Bald Ibis in a Scarf.  These bird are critically endangered with most likely less then 300 birds left in the wild.  The Northren Bald Ibis date back at least 1.8 million years in... (Read More)

n0 41 Araripe Manakin

March 12th - via: kickstarter.com
ok..  with hair like this one.. no hat please.    Araripe Manakins are critically endangered and found in the north east region of Brazil.  There is believed to be only 500 of these birds left...  41 Araripe Manakin  (Read More)

n0. 40 Kangaroo Island Dunnart

March 12th - via: kickstarter.com
This little guy from Kangaroo Island Australia is Critically Endangered. It is believed that there are fewer than 500 Dunnarts left... n0 40 Kangaroo Island Dunnart  (Read More)

no 39 Pygmy Three-Toed Sloth

March 11th - via: kickstarter.com
OK, I am back from being sick. yuck.. Catching up on our next few disappearing animals!! no 39 Pygmy Three-Toed Sloth These sloths from Panama are Critically Endangered. A 2012 census of pygmy three-toed sloths estimated the total population at 79.... (Read More)

n0. 38 Chatham Island Oystercatcher

March 5th - via: kickstarter.com
n0. 38   A Chatham Island Oystercatcher in her sundress.   These Critically Endangered shorebirds can be found in New Zealand.  They were numbered as few as 50 in the 1970's, but have made a slow but steady comeback due to conservation efforts. ... (Read More)

n0 37 Sun Bear

March 4th - via: kickstarter.com
n0 37 is a Sun Bear... I think we should name him Arthur W Shelby Jr.   The two main threats to Sun Bears have been habitat loss and commercial hunting. 37 Sun Bear  (Read More)

n0. 36 Western Long-Beaked Echidna

March 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
n0. 36 Western Long-Beaked Echidna Western Long-Beaked Echidnas are critically endangered due to human activities including habitat loss and hunting. Echidnas are one of  two mammals that lay eggs. n0 36 Western Long-Beaked Echidna  (Read More)

n0. 35 California Condor

March 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
n0. 35 California Condor in her beautiful hat.  The California condor once numbered only 22 birds, but conservation measures have raised that to over 300 today! n0. 35 California Condor  (Read More)

No 34. Ivory-billed Woodpecker

March 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
No 34. Ivory-billed Woodpecker Ivory-billed Woodpeckers are Critically Endangered and some experts believe they are extinct. Heavy logging activity and hunting by collectors devastated the population  in the late 19th century. The woodpeckers were... (Read More)

n0. 33 Indian Vulture

February 27th - via: kickstarter.com
The Indian Vulture is native to India, Pakistan and Nepal.  They are Critically Endangered due to  poisoning.  Vultures eat animals treated with diclofenac.   The drug  cause kidney failure in the vultures.  n0. 33 Indian Vulture  (Read More)

n0. 32 An Axolotl King

February 26th - via: kickstarter.com
 n0. 32 An Axolotl King.. a weird one  in this series.    Wild Axolotls are critically endangered and near extinction. Found in Mexico they are disappearing in the wild because of urbanizations and water pollution. n0. 32 Axolotl  (Read More)

no 31 A south Island Takahē in her scarf

February 24th - via: kickstarter.com
no 31 A south Island Takahē in her scarf Takahē are an endangered flightless bird from New Zealand.  Sadly, in 1898 they were presumed extinct... but fifty years later, in 1948, the takahē were dramatically rediscovered !  no 31 A South Island... (Read More)

n0. 30 A Little Brown Bat in a Little Blue Cap

February 24th - via: kickstarter.com
n0. 30 A Little Brown Bat in a Little Blue Cap As of 2018, the Little Brown Bat was added to the Endangered Species list.  These are local bats here in Southern PA in the US.  Over one million little brown bats died from the disease know as the... (Read More)

n0 29 Yellow-Browed Toucanet

February 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
The Yellow-Browed Toucanet is a rare endangered bird from Peru. His voice is a monotonously repeated short, dry rattling cuah cuah cuah... 29 Yellow-Browed Toucanet  (Read More)

n0. 27 Chatham Island Taiko

February 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Oh Captain, My Captain..  n0. 27 A Chatham Island Taiko The Chatham Island Taiko is an Critically Endangered species with only 80 -100 mature individuals. It is often referred to as the world's rarest seabird.  27 Chatham Island Taiko  (Read More)

n0. 27 A Jaunty Sumatran Rhinoceros

February 20th - via: kickstarter.com
n0. 27  A Jaunty Sumatran Rhinoceros The Sumatran Rhino is Critically Endangered with  fewer than 100 rhinos left...   This species has been overhunted for many centuries, leading to the current greatly reduced – and still declining –... (Read More)

no 26 Lonesome George

February 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Lonesome George was the last known Pinta Island Tortoise.  He is one of a few subspecies of Galapagos Island Tortoises.  Luckily, in 2012, researches reported finding  17 tortoises that are in the same subspecies as Lonesome George...  n0. 26... (Read More)

n0 25 Northern Long-Eared Bat

February 18th - via: kickstarter.com
A Northren Long-Eared Bat in a Scarf.  This is a local one for me..  The northern long-eared bat is one of the species of bats most impacted by the disease, white-nose syndrome. n0. 25 Northern Long-Eared Bat  (Read More)

n0 24 A Black Robin

February 18th - via: kickstarter.com
A dapper Black Robin.  These little Endangered  birds are from  Chatham Island off the coast of New Zealand. n0 24 A Dapper Black Robin In 1980, there were only 5  Black Robins left.  Luckily they were saved by Don Merton and his wildlife team.... (Read More)

no 23 A Fossa

February 17th - via: kickstarter.com
A Lady Fossa in a Hat. The Fossa is an endangered cat like animal found in Madagascar.   n0 23 A Fossa The fossa has traditionally been hated and feared as a dangerous animal. It has been described as "greedy and aggressive", known for taking fowl... (Read More)

n0 22 A Gharial

February 16th - via: kickstarter.com
A Gharial in his feathered hat... n0 22 Gharial The gharial population is estimated to have declined from 5,000-10,000 individuals in 1946 to fewer than 250 individuals alive in 2006.  Gharials are Critically Endangered.  (Read More)

NEW REWARD!! Booby Love

February 14th - via: kickstarter.com
NEW REWARD!!                Booby  Love!!! Another fun new painting to add the Disappearing Animals series!   I am adding a new reward.. BOOBY  LOVE !     Booby Love Based off n0. 20 Abbott's Booby! Here is how it works...  I... (Read More)

n0. 21 Tasmanian Devil

February 14th - via: kickstarter.com
A  Tasmanian Devil in a Top Hat.   The Tasmanian devil is headed towards extinction in the wild due to the cancerous facial tumors that has now spread throughout Tasmania.  The tumors are linked to high levels of carcinogenic flame retardant... (Read More)

n0. 20 Abbott's Booby

February 13th - via: kickstarter.com
An Abbott's Booby in a scarf.   These boobies are on the Endangered Species list for a variety of reasons.  Logging, habit loss, fishing nets, and even an invasive species of ant that seems to be reeking havoc on the entire island.  These ants are... (Read More)

n0 19 Madagascan Dwarf Chameleon

February 12th - via: kickstarter.com
well ...maybe the weirdest in this series..  Not sure how I feel about this one. A Madagascan Dwarf Chameleon in his Fez.  These little ones are Endangered...  n0 18 A Madagascan Dwarf Chameleon  (Read More)

n0 18 Regent Honeyeater

February 12th - via: kickstarter.com
A beautiful Regent Honeyeater in her hat and scarf. Regent Honeyeaters are from South Eastern Australia.  These birds are on the Critically Endangered list with habitat loss being the number one issue for them. n0 18 Regent Honeyeater  (Read More)

n0 17 Amsterdam Albatross

February 11th - via: kickstarter.com
n0 17 Amsterdam Albatross... a handsome bird in a hat.  These birds are Critically Endangered with an estimated population of only 130 birds left.   n0 17 Amsterdam Albatross  (Read More)

n0 16 Australian Numbat

February 11th - via: kickstarter.com
 n0 16 Australian Numbat in his dapper hat.  Numbats are marsupials and insectivores. n0 16 Australian Numbat Numbats were once wide spread across Southern Australia, but now are numbered in small Colonies.  They are an Endangered species, but are... (Read More)

n0 15 Brazilian Spix's Macaw

February 10th - via: kickstarter.com
n0 15  A  Brazilian Spix's Macaw in a handsome hat. n0 15 Brazilian Spix's Macaw Spix's Macaws are Critically Endangered with the possibility of none left in the wild.  The destruction of their habitat as well as the introduction to new predators... (Read More)

n0 14 A Bavarian Pine Vole

February 10th - via: kickstarter.com
n0 14 A Bavarian Pine Vole in his dapper Alp Hat.  These little voles live in the Bavarian Alps of Europe.. I think he looks like an Archibald the Vole.. n0 14 Bavarian Pine Vole Once thought Extinct in the 1960's, Bavarian Pine Voles were... (Read More)

n0 13 A New Zealand Fairy Tern

February 9th - via: kickstarter.com
n0 13 A  New Zealand fairy tern , also known as the tara-iti in a hunters cap.   n0 13 A New Zealand Fairy Tern These beautiful birds are making a comeback from the 1980's when there were only 3 left.  The are still considered Critically... (Read More)

n0 12 A Beautiful Kakapo

February 7th - via: kickstarter.com
...I think I have fallen in love with these birds... (watch some videos of them) n0 12 A Beautiful Kakapo n0 12 A Beautiful Kakapo The Kakapo are native to New Zealand and are Critically Endangered.  Early accounts from  1800's  said these birds... (Read More)

no 11 Nubian Giraffe

February 6th - via: kickstarter.com
no 11  A Swift Nubian Giraffe.   This one likes fast sports cars, most preferably convertibles.  Fast Eddie and a need for speed... no 11 Nubian Giraffe Nubian Giraffes are Critically Endangered.  The estimates have only about 2,00o left in the... (Read More)

n0 10 Rembrandt the Black Eyed Tree Frog

February 4th - via: kickstarter.com
n0 10   Rembrandt.. the Black Eyed Tree Frog n0 10 Rembrandt the Black Eyed Tree Frog  These little guys might be completely gone is certain areas  of Southern Mexico.  (Read More)

n0 9 A Shy Saola

February 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
n0. 9 A Shy Saola n0 9 A Shy Saola The Saola is one of the world's rarest large mammals found only in  Vietnam and Laos. Related to cattle, goats, and antelopes, the Saola is Critically Endangered.  (Read More)

NEW REWARD!! Manatee Love

February 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
                                        NEW REWARD!!                Manatee  Love!!! To celebrate hitting our goal, and the one week mark  in my MAKE 100!!  I am adding a new reward.. yes,... (Read More)

A Stretch Goal and Free Art!!

February 1st - via: kickstarter.com
                         Now that we have reached our Campaign Goal!!  Let's have some FUN!!   If you are in the $16- $40 range it will be the Art Card size! If you are 50 or above it will be the 5 x 7 size!!   (Read More)

n0 8 A Hawksbill Sea Turtle

January 31st - via: kickstarter.com
n0 8 is A Hawksbill Sea Turtle.   n0 8 A Hawksbill Sea Turtle Hawksbill Sea Turtles are Critically Endangered, the population has declined 80 percent in the past 100–135 years  (Read More)

n0. 7 A Santa Cruz Island Fox

January 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Rose the Santa Cruz Island Fox in a beret. n0. 7 Rose The Santa Cruz Island Fox In 2004, Santa Cruz Island only had 25 captive foxes and a wild population of around 100 foxes.    (Read More)

n0 6 A Smooth Galapagos Penguin

January 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Gustus??  No 6   A Smooth Galapagos Penguin n0. 6 Galapagos Penguin Galapagos Penguins have  an estimated population size of around 1,500.   It is currently the rarest penguin species.  (Read More)

n0 5 A Dapper Malayan Tapir

January 28th - via: kickstarter.com
A Dapper Malayan Tapir in his Hat.  I think he is Tommy Ha-Ha Tapir.. A Dapper Malayan Tapir... Tommy Ha-Ha Tapir populations have been on a steady decline.  They have no natural predators,,, the biggest  threat is man.  (Read More)

n0 4 An Alluring Giant Panda

January 27th - via: kickstarter.com
No 4.  An Alluring Giant Panda in her blue scarf...  I think she looks like her name could be Tillie.. n0 4. An Alluring Giant Panda... Tillie.. A promising story about endangered animals is the Giant Panda from China.  They are now considered... (Read More)

I am speachless...

January 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you for an amazing start with my Make 100 Disappearing Animals . I don't have words enough to express my gratitude and excitement!  First Goal reached in the first day!   I am energized and  motivated for this new adventure.   We still... (Read More)

No 3 A Clever Otter

January 27th - via: kickstarter.com
A handsome clever Otter... n0 3 A handsome clever otter Fin??   The most significant threat to sea otters are oil spills..   (Read More)

n0 2 A dapper Golden Cheeked Warbler

January 27th - via: kickstarter.com
n0 2  A dapper Golden Cheeked Warbler Just call me Andy.. yes, like the Andy Cap... n0 2 A dapper Golden Cheeked Warbler  Golden Cheeked Warblers have been on a steady decline over the past 10 years... In fact, they have lost 1/3 of their habitat... (Read More)

n0.1 A Sassy Manatee Lady

January 27th - via: kickstarter.com
No 1  A Sassy Sea Cow.    ..for some reason I want her name to be Brenda.. n0.1 A Sassy Manatee Lady The main threats for manatees are human-related issues, such as habitat destruction and human objects.    (Read More)

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