Tschuna on canvas

Wildlife artist, John Halbert, is hoping this striking image of DZG’s Amur tiger, Tschuna, will woo visitors at July’s Great Yorkshire Show.

Amur-Tiger-paintingJohn, who is based in North Yorkshire, captured our 20-month-old female during a recent visit to DZG.

He said: “I visited DZG to try to obtain images of your snow leopards in the hope it would be the basis for a painting. 

“I had been unaware that you had recently acquired two young tigers and was completely blown away by them. 
 
“The enclosure is very viewer friendly and the locals I spoke with were understandably very proud of their zoo.”
 
He added: “I was inspired to try and capture Tschuna on canvas in a natural setting, and will be showing this painting at the Great Yorkshire Show in July – but I thought you might like to see it.”
 
Good luck with the show in July, John, we’ll all be wishing you well!
 
Check out John’s work at www.johnhalbert-wildlifeart.co.uk