Trail of Painted Ponies "Panda Paws" Figurine. 1st Edition, #2,666 (sold). 1st Edition, #1,622.
Pony Story: Its white coat and prominent black eye patches make the Panda one of the most recognizable animals on earth, but it is also among the shyest and rarest. Considered a national treasure in China where it dwells in misty bamboo forests, it was once hunted in the belief its colorful pelt provided magical protection against evil spirits. Now, there are a thousand or so left in the wild, which is why it is on the Endangered Species List. "Panda Paws" is this Canadian artist's way of keeping this adorable, gentle giant alive and well in our thoughts.
Item #: 4049713
Release Date: Summer 2015
Artist: Lorna Matsuda
Size: 7" Tall
Retired: September 2017
Last Number at Retirement: 1E/3,002