Please note: Each print is an original impression from the hand-carved linoleum blocks, printed with custom-mixed ink colors that may vary slightly between batches. Minor chatter and slight embossing of the paper are characteristic of the hand-printing process. Monitors and mobile devices may not accurately display color. Artwork © Shanna Compton. All rights reserved.
More About the Princess Dirt Pig
From the press release: “The San Diego Zoo has announced the birth of an aardvark cub—the first be born at the Zoo in more than 35 years. The female cub, yet to be named, was born May 10 to first-time aardvark parents, mother Zola and father Azaan. […] Born hairless with wrinkly, pink skin and floppy ears, at five weeks old, the cub’s skin is beginning to smooth and she has tall ears, the typical aardvark pig-like snout, a long, strong tail and poor eyesight, but a keen sense of smell. She rarely leaves her mother’s side, and will nurse from Zola for about six months. The cub will begin eating insects after two to three months. When full grown in about a year, she will be independent, and could weigh up to 140 pounds. […Aardvarks] are currently at risk due to human population growth causing loss of habitat, and hunting.”
Not implying any approval or endorsement of this artwork by the zoo. I’m just an earth pig fan.
There's a new princess dirt pig in town! 👸 We're thrilled to announce that Zola the aardvark gave birth to a healthy female cub – the first born at the Zoo in over 35 years. pic.twitter.com/urIE6UTTLU
— San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance (@sandiegozoo) June 14, 2022