ANIMALS

ANIMALS

Into the Wild

We love the wilderness and the mysteries that are hidden within them.

Having a special link to us humans, from the early days, they have provided us with food, shelter and possibilities to discover new lands.

46% of the world’s land mass is open wild space. They are a habitat of thousands of species.

Unfortunately, the wild is under threat because of human encroachment, deforestation, over use of plastic and illegal trade of animals.

To reconnect and contribute to the welfare of our planet, we have created these limited edition cactus leather bags with each animal telling its own story.

AMUR LEOPARD

Fun Fact: Because of their adapted retinas, leopards can see seven times better in the dark than humans.

Not so fun fact: Leopards are largely poached for their beautiful spotted fur. As few as 4,000 snow leopards remain in the wild and sadly, an average of 4 are killed every week.

Status: Vulnerable

GIRAFFE

Fun Fact: Giraffes only need to drink water once every few days. Most of their water comes from the plants that they eat.

Not so fun fact: There are an estimated 35,000 Masai giraffes remaining in the wild, but their population has fallen by nearly 50 percent in the last three decades. They are poached for their hide, meat, bones, and tails.

Status: Critically endangered

KOALA

Fun Fact: Although you may have heard the term koala ‘bears’, these awesome animals aren’t bears at all – they are in fact marsupials.

Not so fun fact: Around 80% of Eucalyptus forests, home to the koala, have been lost due to bushfires and habitat encroachment. More koalas are found on the ground than on trees which lead to road accidents and stress induced deaths.

Status: Vulnerable

RABBIT

Fun Fact: Rabbits can turn their ears 180 degrees and that impressive rotation can pinpoint the exact location of a sound. Helping them escape predators.

Not so fun fact: These animals are commonly used for toxicity tests for substances such as drugs, chemicals and cosmetics. These tests involve holding rabbits in full body restraints so that chemicals can be dripped in their eye or spread on their shaved and scraped skin.

Status: Not extinct (but cute)

 

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