1,600 adorable paper pandas have occupied the square outside Bangkok’s Grand Palace as part of an exhibition organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to draw attention to the diminishing wild panda population.
According to NetEase, the pandas were installed on March 4 and were designed by French artist Paulo Grangeon. Each model represents one of the 1,600 (or even fewer) pandas which remain in the wild.
The pandas have been on tour around Asia, previously popping up in Hong Kong and Taipei.
Efforts to revive the natural panda population have struggled as their natural habitat is increasingly under threat due to human activities. The panda’s short mating season and difficulties encountered trying to make them breed in captivity are also threatening the survival of the species.