• Javan Rhinoceros

    Although there’s historically been 22 captive Javan rhinoceroses, none are currently captive and the species has never bred in captivity.

  • Javan Rhinoceros

    Following the Vietnam war in 1975, the Javan rhinoceros was thought to be extinct in Vietnam, but was later spotted in the area in 1999.

  • Javan Rhinoceros

    The Javan rhinoceros is a pure, herbivorous browser but was historically a mixed feeder, a more adaptable feeder than other rhinos.

  • Javan Rhinoceros

    The Javan rhinoceros mates between July and November and females become sexually mature earlier than males.

  • Javan Rhinoceros

    The Javan rhinoceros’ scientific name, Rhinoceros sondaicus, comes from Greek and Latin referring to its horned nosed and locality in the Sunda islands of Indonesia.

  • Javan Rhinoceros

    For decades, Javan rhino populations have hovered around 50 animals, the effective carrying capacity of the area which they reside, with an estimated 46-67 alive today.

  • Javan Rhinoceros

    The Javan rhinoceros is one of 5 extant rhino species within the Rhinocerotidae family and has 3 recognized subspecies, though 2 are now extinct.

  • Javan Rhinoceros

    Although the Javan rhinoceros used to roam across a vast portion of Asia, it can now only be found in west Java, Indonesia.

  • Javan Rhinoceros

    The Javan rhinoceros is smaller than most other rhinos as average adults stand 5-6 ft at the shoulder and span 11-12 ft in lenth.

  • Javan Rhinoceros

    As in other ungulates, the Javan rhinoceros’ teeth are lophodont, having transverse ridges on the grinding surfaces.

Constantly on the move, young graphic designer, illustrator, photographer, and web-developer, Dorelys Smits, also known as Adoris, finds herself going through Flemish, Belgium, the Netherlands, and all about the European continent. Born in Brussels, the capital of Belgium known as the melting pot of Europe, Dorelys currently resides in Dilsen, Belgium. As a self-taught, front-end web-developer, Dorelys enjoys working in multiple creative fields including illustration, drawing, digital art, design, web development, and even photography.

Happy World Penguin Day, everyone! World Penguin Day is an annual celebration of penguins that happens on April 25th of each year. This date coincides with the annual northward migration of penguins. Celebrate World Penguin Day with FaunaFocus this week!   Free-For-all Don’t forget about this month’s Free-For-All competition. Submit your African penguin-inspired artwork by 12:00pm (Noon) CDT on Friday, April 27th and tune in on Saturday, April 28th at 9:00pm CDT… Read More

Kirsty Dillon, also known as “Clarry” or “Clarrydoll,” is a full-time British artist and broadcaster currently working and residing in Manitoba, Canada. With a love of tea, dolls, and creativity, in general, she finds inspiration from nature, wildlife, and even mental health. Especially interested in birds and insects, her portfolio is filled with feathered, flapping subjects, such as blackbirds, owls, bees, butterflies, and even bats. About four times a week, Kirsty shares her creative passions on Twitch Creative with the goal of building a friendly community and making beautiful things for her viewers to enjoy.

FaunaFocus has had its first SketchAlong! Several viewers tuned in for the Twitch livestream and sketched along with Noelle M. Brooks as she led them through the proportions and anatomy of the African penguin. Using digital materials, ink, and graphite, everyone expressed their own perspective of this peculiar avian. FaunaFocus Calendar

African Penguin (Spheniscus demersus)

Shane S. (Yodeldog)

Dhole (Cuon alpinus)

TheMissFox

Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Shane S. (Yodeldog)

Happy new year, everyone! The end-of-the-year holiday season has come to a close, also bringing the conclusion of the first annual FaunaFocus Holiday Art Trade! A total of 19 participants joined in spreading holiday cheer, each creating an artwork that featured an animal species requested by another participant. Throughout the months of November and December, participants were surprised with beautiful artworks complimenting their favorite animals. With a variety of different media, technique,… Read More

Common Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus)

Claire

White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum)

Draws With Kitties

Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum)

Claire

The holiday season is approaching and FaunaFocus wants to spread the cheer! Throughout the months of November and December, FaunaFocus will be hosting a Holiday Art Trade and all are welcome to join! Surprise someone with an animal-themed artwork of their choice and receive an artwork, yourself, “Secret Santa” style!   GET INVOLVED Sign Up: Submit your contact information and the animal you’d like drawn for you using the form below. Receive Email:… Read More

Stephen Michael Scott II is a self-taught freelance illustrator originally from Middletown, Ohio, but currently working from Southeast Michigan. Legally blind in his right eye, he has adopted the name “Blind Coyote.” Stephen specializes in imaginative, yet realistic, illustrations featuring fantastical animal creatures in a variety of light-filled environments. He also enjoys creating anthropomorphic characters inspired by wildlife. An avid student of the arts, Stephen enjoys studying animal anatomy and sketching to… Read More

Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens)

Ashereast

If you created any tiger-inspired art, consider submitting it to the FaunaFocus Free-For-All monthly art competition where experienced judges critique submissions live on stream! The FaunaFocus Free-For-All is open to all and is intended to foster community-based learning while celebrating successes and encouraging artists to improve from discipline and criteria. This month’s Free-For-All winner will receive the following prizes: Artist Feature: The winning artwork will be displayed prominently on FaunaFocus.com with the artist’s preferred display name… Read More

Louis Herlihy has been working as a freelance designer for the past year and a half and is notoriously known for working on digital art and design pieces in the dead of night. Currently working on a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in graphic design at Indiana University Southeast, he finds himself influenced by a wide range of creatives, ranging from the minimalist, conservative Paul Rand, to the experimental and attitude-rooted Stefan… Read More

Thank you to everyone who participated in the WWF Wild-Livestream these past few weeks! FaunaFocus collectively raised $750.00 to help increase the population of endangered tigers! The month’s not over yet and there’s still ways to help. Help further support the World Wide Fund for Nature’s vital work by donating your finished wildlife art: photographs, artwork, media, etc. All animal works are welcome, especially those featuring this month’s FaunaFocus, the tiger! If… Read More

The FaunaFocus 24-Hour Charity Host Train has come to an end! FaunaFocus partnered with the WWF-Australia‘s Wild-Livestream event and featured 11 different artists on Twitch Creative over the course of 24 hours spanning the entirety of Tuesday, September 12th. Each artist created artwork inspired by the endangered tiger species and several different media and styles were represented. Together, viewers and artists were able to surpass the original goal of $200 and raised… Read More

FaunaFocus is hosting its first charity event on Tuesday, September 12th, a 24-Hour Charity Host Train taking place on Twitch! FaunaFocus is teaming up with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to help save the endangered tiger species. The event will start Tuesday morning at 12:00am (midnight) Central Daylight Time and continue for a full 24 hours. 11 different artists will be featured, each creating artwork inspired by the tiger and helping to… Read More

FaunaFocus is hosting its first charity event during the first half of September! FaunaFocus is teaming up with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to help save the endangered tiger species.   WWF Wild-Livestream 2017 FaunaFocus will be participating in the WWF Wild-Livestream 2017 campaign on Tiltify from September 1st to September 15th, 2017. Donations can be made on the FaunaFocus Tiltify page and all proceeds will benefit the World Wildlife Foundation’s tiger… Read More

Tiger (Panthera tigris)

Denise Kristin (DeniseThePleb)

The August Free-For-All deadline has been extended from Wednesday, August 30th at 3:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT that same day.  The Free-For-All judging livesteam will remain at the same time: Wednesday, August 30th, at 9:00 p.m. CDT. In addition to this, August’s Free-For-All winner will be able to choose October’s featured #FaunaFocus animal of the month! September’s featured animal has already been selected for a special event that will be announced… Read More

Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)

Sofera

Vaquita (Phocoena sinus)