Brandon Ballengée: RIP Zanzibar Leopard
RIP Zanzibar Leopard: After Rich Buckler & Frank Giacoia, 1973/2023
Artist cut and burnt bronze age comic book cover, ashes, and etched funerary urn
16 x 12.75 x 3/4 in., framed
Detail from bronze age comic book cover The Man CalledKill Monger drawn by Rich Buckler and Frank Giacoia, from JungleAction, Volume 1, Number 6published byMarvel Comics Group, New York, NY in May 1973.
—The Zanzibar leopard (Panther pardus adersi) is an extinct population of African leopard that lived on Unguja Island in the Zanzibar archipelago, Tanzania. It was the island's largest terrestrial carnivore and apex predator. The Zanzibar leopard went extinct due to persecution by local hunters and loss of habitat. The last accepted sighting of the leopard was in the 1980s.