Thursday, July 5, 2012

Introducing Panda Cards

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We're now expanding Doodling Pandas from prints, to cards as well, so if you know someone who loves pandas, we've got just the thing for you! To start off, we have the 6 designs you see above: 4 "Happy Birthday" designs, including a panda standing in front of the Eiffel Tower, along with a "Congratulations!" card, and "Thinking of you" to let a loved one know that they're in your thoughts. The cards are all 4" x 6", and printed on high-quality paper.

They cost USD$7.80 each, inclusive of shipping charges. 10% of all earnings will be saved to donate to WWF.

So what are you waiting for? Get your panda card now, and share the love!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Panda Fun Facts

Everyone knows that pandas eat bamboo, and a lot of it. But did you know that unlike other bears, they don't hibernate, or that they smell with their ears, and hear with their noses? You can find more interesting facts at our shiny new Fun Facts page.

What else would you like to know about pandas? Let us know in the comments, or shoot us an email, and we'll be sure to look it up.

Our giveaway is still running, so be sure to check it out! You can order custom prints of panda illustrations over here, inclusive of shipping.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Pandas Coming To Malaysia

From TheStar:
PETALING JAYA: Malaysians will soon be able to see the iconic but endangered Giant Panda in real life. China will loan two baby pandas to the country for 10 years.

This follows an agreement between the Government and China Wildlife Conservation Association, in commemoration of the countries' 40th anniversary of diplomatic relationship, the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry said in a statement yesterday.

The agreement will be signed on June 15.

The pandas will be placed in a special exhibit in Taman Wetland, Putrajaya. Malaysians will also get the chance to name to pandas in a nationwide contest.

The ministry said the cooperation would enable Malaysia to conduct conservation research, adding that the presence of the pandas would promote public awareness on China's panda conservation efforts.

“This agreement shows Malaysia's commitment towards China's effort in increasing the number of endangered Giant Panda which is endemic in China, estimated currently about 1,600 only.

“This is in accordance to Aichi Targets 2010 under the Convention on Biological Diversity which promote conservation efforts in preventing species extinction,” the statement read.

The ministry said the close relationship between the two countries had enabled Malaysia to attract more foreign investment from China to boost the country's economy further. “Through this cooperation too, Malaysia can conduct conservation research on the Giant Panda.

The strength of our local expertise will be enhanced through technology transfer by PRC in the field of artificial insemination, genetic and behavioural study on the Giant Panda,” it said.

The agreement was made following Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's meeting with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in Nanning, China, last April.

Najib had made the request during his visit there to open the Malaysia-China industrial park.

China news reports in April reported that Malaysia would spend a whopping RM20mil for the upkeep of the pandas.

The budget is expected to cover for the construction of an air-conditioned sanctuary for the pandas, importing bamboos from China for their meals as well to train local handlers for the animals.
 Who in Malaysia (or planning to visit) wouldn't be excited to have a pair of giant pandas here? I can't wait to see them for myself!

In anticipation of them, let's watch a video of baby pandas playing, and one riding a pony!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Launching With A Giveaway

I'm very pleased to officially launch Doodling Pandas! What this site is all about is pandas: panda illustrations, to be exact. It will have more freebies soon, such as wallpapers (there's already one there, so be sure to check it out), and will be constantly evolving to serve you better.

I'll be selling custom prints of these illustrations, meaning that you can send me an another with any request you like, and I'll do my best to deliver on your ideas, and send the prints to you.

To kickstart Doodling Pandas, I'll be giving away the five prints you see above to the first five people who order, along with their own custom one. So what are you waiting for? Submit your order here to get your own adorable panda doing what you (or your friends) love to do. It may be eating a burger, sitting on a cloud, or perhaps doing the backstroke (hey, who said pandas can't swim?). It's completely up to you.

Please share this page with your friends, your family, and anyone else who loves pandas!