I know what you're thinking. "What is this glorious creature? Surly, it must be make believe!" I am here to tell you, this is a real animal on this planet! This is a primate called an Aye-aye, and a member of the lemur family. They are only found in Madagascar, an island off the coast of Africa. While they don't get as much press as their ring-tailed cousins, they are also very cool. The aye-aye will party all night and sleep all day! They have a special finger which helps them pick up their tapas. By "tapas", I mean bugs living inside trees.
When I volunteered at the Denver Zoo, I spent a lot of time hanging out in the very dark aye-aye exhibit to help people spot them. Since they are nocturnal, the zoo keeps the lights off during the day, and then flips them on at night. This makes the aye-ayes more active while people are around. This is the perfect print for the person, young or old, who loves to learn about all kinds of critters.
Size: 8” x 10” - easy-peasy to find a frame, versatile for most spaces, may even fit in a scrapbook when you don't want it on the wall anymore.
Orientation: Portrait - That's tall one, not the wide one
Paper Content: 100% Cotton Rag, acid free, lignin free (prevents discoloration and fading), and no optical brighteners - Tree-free AND the cotton typically comes from the textile industry.
Thickness/Weight: 285 gsm or 290 gsm - What does that mean? The paper is thick and durable, and would probably jam your home printer. I either print at home or use a giclee printing company - hence the slight difference.
Ink: Pigment-based ink - holds up better in sunny spots and stays colorful longer!
Prints are eco-packaged using:
Flap-n-seal bag, the "plastic thing", is made from compostable plant material (not plastic).
Rigid direct mailer envelopes made from 90% post-consumer recycled materials, and they are certified recyclable and naturally biodegradable. Boom.
Zero-waste shipping labels - both the label AND backing (the thing you peel a fresh sticker off of) are recyclable. We don't always think about the label part when we recycle!
Prints are shipped via USPS, unless otherwise discussed. Shipping generally takes up to 7 business days, but can take longer - especially in COVID times. When you buy a print you help a small business AND the US Postal Service! BONUS!