Calling all Panda lovers! Metropolis at Metrotown has been hit with a pandaemic of adorable proportions featuring the incredible 1600 Pandas+ World Tour in Canada, which showcases 888 beautifully handcrafted papier-mâché pandas from now until August 8th. The pandas world tour is capturing hearts worldwide. These black and white furry friends need our help. Giant Pandas have made their way from the endangered list to vulnerable however, they are not safe yet.
We’re heading in the right direction but we’re not quite there yet! These beautiful creatures deserve a full recovery and its foundations like the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Canada and the efforts of artist Paulo Grangeon help bring the awareness to these beautiful animals that need our help.
From now until August 8th, AllRightsReserved Ltd., and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Canada proudly present the exhibit 1600 Pandas World Tour to raise awareness of wildlife conservation, pandas and sustainability.
After over 100 exhibits worldwide, this show-stopping art installation of 888 papier-mâché pandas by French artist Paulo Grangeon has made its first North American appearance at Metropolis at Metrotown. With all proceeds from this exhibit being donated to WWF Canada to fund wildlife conservation research and education, this is the perfect opportunity to help make a difference.
The exhibition features a selfie station and a chance to win a trip to the Calgary Zoo. It is with great pride I announce that all pandas have officially been adopted raising over $46,000 for the WWF. But make sure you head to and see them first hand and enter to win one of the amazing prizes!
My dear friend Tara from BC Mom and I were invited to see the exhibit up close and meet Paulo Grangeon in person. Meeting the artist directly meant we were able to experience his joy and passion up close. Paulo’s love and devotion to pandas and his craft were undeniably clear!
The 1600 Pandas World Tour originally launched in 2008 by the WWF and acclaimed French artist Paulo Grangeon. Paulo handcrafted 1,600 papier-mâché pandas, made of recycled materials. 1600 Pandas represented the number of living pandas left in the wild at that time.
“The updated exhibit title “1600 Pandas+” refers to the 17% increase in the population of wild giant pandas. Furthermore, the updated name also reflects the increased awareness of panda conservation, as an always symbolic reminder of wildlife sustainability.”
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There is a long list of animals that need us to do better; this is where your panda adoption comes in. With all the proceeds going to WWF, the panda adoption was a huge success raising over $46,000 for the WWF Conservation efforts. But you can still help with your donations, so head down to see them in person!
Panda lovers can share their experience through posts, photos, and videos using the hashtag #1600Pandas+CA for a chance to win a weekly panda prize pack which includes panda swag and a $50 Metropolis gift card.