Thursday, August 23, 2018

Did you know…

Greetings! Shayna & Clancy at your service. Today it’s MY turn to pick the blog topic, so I chose interesting facts about some of the animals featured in Gallery Giclées (mainly so I could stump Clancy and feel superior). But we hope you’ll find these facts fascinating too!

Me, stumping Clancy
Clancy, looking clueless

S - GIRAFFE © Alan Brown

      Just like human fingerprints, no two giraffes have the same coat pattern. And, did you know, giraffes require more than 75 pounds of food a day, mostly leaves. And just like humans, giraffes have only seven vertebrae in their necks! (But in giraffes each vertebra is up to 10 inches long.)

Unlike other animals, scientists found that elephants have a greater sense of self-awareness and can recognize themselves in a mirror. In one study, an elephant named “Happy” repeatedly touched an ‘X’ painted on her forehead while looking in the mirror, indicating that she knew she was seeing her own reflection (and evidently approved of the make-up)! 

      Apes, such as gorillas and chimpanzees, are closely related to humans with 98% of their DNA being identical to Homo sapiens. They are also handy with tools, using sticks to retrieve insects and leaves to soak up drinking water. (This is true, despite Clancy’s protest: “If they’re so smart, where’s their tool belt?”)

           King Penguins have the amazing ability to dive 1,600 feet! They can remain underwater for up to five minutes when hunting for fish. Their favorite food is the lantern fish, but they also nosh on small fish, krill, squid and various crustaceans.

          Swans have only one partner for life. In fact, swans can die prematurely if they suffer the loss of their partner. This is why they are often used as the symbol of true love.

We hope you’ll stop in to see us as well as these and other pieces. There’s a fascinating story for each of them. And don’t miss our huge clearance sale, now in progress.  There are originals, signed and numbered prints, giclées, posters and sculpture, with sale prices from only $25!

Items are MINT...we're just so crowded with inventory that we cannot begin to show everything. If you are bargain hunting, this sale is for you. The holidays will be here before you know it, so go to our home page and click on the Clearance Sale.

See you soon!



Clancy & Shayna
(Your Patrons of the Arfs)

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