Open-Air Exhibition Of ‘Pandas’ Kicks Off In Taipei


Papier mache pandas, created by French artist Paulo Grangeon, are seen displayed outside the Taipei City Hall as part of an exhibition called “Pandas on Tour”, February 28, 2014. According to local media, the event was launched by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) first in Paris in 2008. Approximately 1,600 panda sculptures were displayed in the exhibition to remind people of the similar number of giant pandas still living in the wild and call on people’s protection of endangered species. (Photo by Patrick Lin/Reuters)


French artist Paul Grangenon poses for photos with his paper panda artworks at an open-air exhibition titled “Pandas World Tour – Taipei” at the Citizens’ Square in Taipei, southeast China’s Taiwan, Feb. 27, 2014. A total of 1,600 pandas and Formosan black bears made of environmentally-friendly paper material went on show here on Thursday. The event aims at promoting environmental protection and raising the public’s awareness of animal preservation. All of the paper pandas and black bears on display will be open for charity sale after the event concludes on March 30. (Photo: Xinhua)


Young kids attend the launching ceremony of an open-air exhibition titled “Pandas World Tour – Taipei” at the Citizens’ Square in Taipei, southeast China’s Taiwan, Feb. 27, 2014. A total of 1,600 pandas and Formosan black bears made of environmentally-friendly paper material went on show here on Thursday. The event aims at promoting environmental protection and raising the public’s awareness of animal preservation. All of the paper pandas and black bears on display will be open for charity sale after the event concludes on March 30. (Photo: Xinhua)


Children attend the launching ceremony of an open-air exhibition titled “Pandas World Tour – Taipei” at the Citizens’ Square in Taipei, southeast China’s Taiwan, Feb. 27, 2014. A total of 1,600 pandas and Formosan black bears made of environmentally-friendly paper material went on show here on Thursday. The event aims at promoting environmental protection and raising the public’s awareness of animal preservation. All of the paper pandas and black bears on display will be open for charity sale after the event concludes on March 30. (Photo: Xinhua)


French paper-marche artist Paulo Grangeon launches his ‘Pandas on Tour’ show in Taipei (Pic: EPA)


Paper pandas placed at a park during an exhibition “Pandas on Tour” in Taipei, Taiwan. Designed by French artist Paulo Grangeon, some 1,600 paper-made pandas are on display. (Photo: AFP)


A child walks past paper pandas made by French papier-mache artist Paulo Grangeon in the Da’an Forest Park in Taipei, Taiwan, during the preview of the “Pandas on Tour” show, staged by Grangeon and the World Wildlife Fund to raise awareness about the endangered giant panda and its vanishing habitat. (Photo: DAVID CHANG / EPA)


A paper rhacophorus arvalis (farmland green tree frog) of Taiwan is surrounded by paper pandas at an exhibition called “Pandas on Tour” at the National Theater in Taipei on February 24, 2014. Some 1,600 paper made pandas are on display, designed by French artist Paulo Grangeon. (Photo by Mandy Cheng/AFP Photo)

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