The fully funded Kickstarter “Panda-a-Panda world tour vinyl toy and stop motion animation” by JazWings target was hit within 48 hours and today they have announced JazWings & Panda-a-Panda are partnering with Smithsonian National Zoo to raise conservation awareness of the giant panda. Check out Smithsonian LIVE footage of the Pandas HERE. JazWings and Panda-a-Panda have a special reward just for this cause.
Panda-a-Panda, together with JazWings, are happy to announce their support of the Friends of the National Zoo and the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. A portion of the total amount raised during the Panda-a-Panda campaign will be donated to the Friends of the National Zoo to support the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s panda conservation efforts.
If you contribute at the “Conservation Panda” level, you will adopt a Giant Panda to help support the Friends of the National Zoo in their mission to support giant panda conservation. At this reward level, you will receive:
- EXCLUSIVE resin figure available only during this Kickstarter campaign
- CERTIFICATE from the Friends of the National Zoo
- EXCLUSIVE digital wallpaper
- EXCLUSIVE Early Access to the First Ever Panda-a-Panda stop motion animation.
Siuhak, the creator of the 10-year-old Panda-a-Panda comic strip, has been involved in panda conservation in the past. He is excited that this campaign will not only help his own dream of creating stop motion animation based on his beloved comic strip characters, but also help protect endangered species. In addition to donating a portion of the total funds raised, there will also be a special reward tier for fans who wish to receive an exclusive Panda-a-Panda conservation figure and a special Adopt-a-Panda certificate from the Friends of the National Zoo.
For more than 40 years, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo has been at the forefront of giant panda conservation by maintaining a healthy captive population and working with Chinese partners to protect the panda’s natural habitat. With support from dozens of animal care staff, scientists, researchers, international collaborators and conservationists, the Smithsonian National Zoo has made great strides in saving these species from extinction by studying giant panda behavior, health, habitat and reproduction. Panda-a-Panda and JazWings are excited about being able to help the Friends of the National Zoo and the Smithsonian National Zoo raise conservation awareness and spread love for pandas around the world.