Ahmed; pencil

David Shepherd

Signed, limited edition of 65.
Published 1996
Image Size 15" x 8"

This is a preliminary sketch for Ahemed, the painting was produced to commemorate David's 65th birthday, and it was made as a silkcreen edition of 65.
Elephants are highly intelligent animals with complex emotions, feelings, compassion and self-awareness (elephants are one of very few species to recognize themselves in a mirror!).
The gestation period of an elephant is 22 months.
That's almost 2 years, the longest pregnancy of any mammal!
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In 2016, experts estimated that Africa's elephant population had dropped by 111,000 elephants in the span of a decade.
Today, there are just 415,000 elephants across Africa.

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