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Would you like to find out more about our planet’s wildlife? There are thousands of species in the animal kingdom. Many of these are threatened and at risk of extinction. With Zoo Portraits you can learn about wildlife protection and conservation, as well as access information about animal facts and wildlife news through our exclusive multimedia content.

Long-eared Hedgehog - Hemiechinus Auritus

Long-eared hedgehog

Like rest of the hedgehogs, these animals protect their body with a dense layer of brown spines, white at the tip. They…

Caracal - Caracal Caracal

Caracal

The name "caracal" comes from the word "karakulak", which means "black ears". It is a nocturnal animal that hunts after…

Snow Leopard - Panthera Uncia

Snow leopard or ounce

Snow leopards have a cavity in their nose that warms up the freezing air before it goes to the lungs, as well as short…

Lion - Panthera Leo

Lion

Lions are the only sociable felines that live in groups. The rest of the felines tend to be solitary and roam freely,…

Griffon Vulture - Gyps Fulvus

Griffon vulture

The largest flying bird is one of the griffon vulture subspecies: the Rüppell's griffon vulture. These animals can eat…

Mandrill - Mandrillus Sphinx

Mandrill

They are the largest monkeys on earth, males reaching almost one meter in occasions. They are semi-terrestrial animals…

Gray Wolf - Canis Lupus

Gray wolf

Wolves use their howling to communicate with one another. Sometimes to rally the pack, mark its territory or also in a…

Red Squirrel - Sciurus Vulgaris

Red squirrel

Squirrels get part of the calcium they need, especially to keep their teeth healthy, from deer antlers they find in the…

White-tailed Deer - Odocoileus Virginianus

White-tailed deer

The coat of these animals changes with the seasons of the year, being orangish-brown in the warm months and…

Bongo - Tragelaphus Eurycerus

Bongo

They are the largest forest antelopes in Africa and their horns are quite big. They are very strong animals, but they…

Harbor Seal - Phoca Vitulina

Harbor Seal

They are marine animals, extremely clumsy out of the water. They move on land as if they were caterpillars.

Bornean Orangutan - Pongo Pygmaeus

Bornean Orangutan

Orangutans are the largest living arboreal mammals. Other larger primates, like the gorilla, live on the ground and…

Kinkajou - Potos Flavus

Kinkajou

These animals have a very acute sense of hearing. They could easily hear the sound of a snake sliding in the…

Little Owl - Athene Noctua

Little owl

It is the smallest owl species in the United Kingdom, even though there are smaller species in the rest of the world.…

Fennec Fox - Vulpes Zerda

Fennec fox

It is the smallest existing wild canid or fox species, with barely the size of a kitten, and it has the largest ears.

Ferret - Mustela Putorius Furo

Ferret

The ferret is a domesticated subspecies of the polecat, from the family of mustelids. It is thought that the Romans…

Veiled Chameleon - Chamaeleo Calyptratus

Veiled chameleon

Chameleons have the ability to change the pigmentation of their skin very fast. The individuals of this species also…

Red Panda - Ailurus Fulgens

Red Panda

Despite its name, the red panda is not related to the giant panda. They are actually genetically closer to raccoons,…

Southern Cassowary - Casuarius Casuarius

Southern cassowary

The cassowary is the second largest bird on earth, after the ostrich, but it is the most dangerous. It has powerful…

Ring-tailed Lemur - Lemur Catta

Ring-tailed lemur

These animals have a long ringed tail that helps them move with agility from tree to tree. Unlike many other primates…

British Shorthair Cat - Felis Catus

British Shorthair Cat

It is probably one of the oldest breeds in Great Britain. Its ancestors were brought to the islands by the Romans more…

Eastern Grey Kangaroo - Macropus Giganteus

Eastern Grey Kangaroo

Kangaroos can not move their front legs independently, so they use them, hopping or leaning on their tails and hind…

Pallas's Cat - Otocolobus Manul

Pallas’s Cat

The fur of these animals hides its real size, similar to that of any domestic cat. The density and length of its fur…

Red Kangaroo - Macropus Rufus

Red Kangaroo

The red kangaroo is the largest existent marsupial and, therefore, the largest of all current kangaroo species.

Brown-throated Sloth - Bradypus Variegatus

Brown-throated sloth

These animals move extremely slow, hence their name. The reason is their diet, based on tree leaves. Their body is…

Barn Owl - Tyto Alba

Barn owl

They are nocturnal birds that have the ability to fly silently, which makes it easy for them to hear any noise that…

Red Fox - Vulpes Vulpes

Red fox

Even though it is the smallest member of the family of the Canidae, the red fox has many ‘cat-like’ features, like…

Black Panther - Panthera Pardus

Black Panther

The black panther is not a species itself. Most of the times we are talking about jaguars and leopards with a…

Golden Snub-nosed Monkey - Rhinopithecus Roxellana

Golden Snub-nosed Monkey

The face of this langur species is blue, which makes it one of the very few mammals with this color on its body.

Koala - Phascolarctos Cinereus

Koala

Like Wombats, koalas have a backward facing marsupial pouch where they carry and protect their babies when they are…

Asiatic Elephant - Elephas Maximus

Asian elephant

Elephants have the longest gestation period of all terrestrial animals: 22 months. Calves weigh at birth around 100 kg.

Northern Giraffe - Giraffa Camelopardalis

Northern giraffe

It is the tallest existent terrestrial animal. It can measure up to 5.8 m high. These animals don't have strong social…

Giant Panda - Ailuropoda Melanoleuca

Giant Panda

The paws of the pandas have an extra finger, they use it as a thumb to grip bamboo. This bear species does not…

Amur Leopard - Panthera pardus orientalis

Amur leopard

The main difference between the Amur leopard and other leopard subspecies is the longer hair of its coat, which helps…

Cheetah - Acinonyx Jubatus

Cheetah

It is the fastest terrestrial animal, reaching top speeds of 95-115 km/h in runs of 400-500 m. Female cheetahs can have…

Polar Bear - Ursus Maritimus

Polar Bear

They are the main predators in the Arctic marine ecosystem. They are at the top of the food chain. These animals eat up…

Celebes Crested Macaque - Macaca Nigra

Celebes crested macaque

They have a very short tail of only 2 cm. Because of this, it is sometimes wrongfully identified as an ape, but it…

Beagle - Canis Lupus Familiaris

Beagle

This breed comes from the United Kingdom. They were bred to follow the trail of animals like rabbits and hare, and hunt…

Gerenuk - Litocranius walleri

Gerenuk

The head of the gerenuk is small in comparison to its body, but its eyes and ears are not, which makes them look…

White Rhinoceros - Ceratotherium Simum

White rhinoceros

It is the second largest land mammal after the elephant. Its horns are made of keratin, the same material hair and…

Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus Leucocephalus

Bald eagle

Bald eagles don't develop the white color of their head until they are 4 or 5 years old. Baby eaglets are uniformly…

Aye Aye - Daubentonia Madagascariensis

Aye-aye

It is a nocturnal and solitary species of lemur. During the day they sleep in nests they build out of leaves and twigs…

Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula Arctica

Atlantic puffin

Puffins are monogamous animals and they mate for life. Pairs live in huge colonies during breeding season. The rest of…

Gray-handed Night Monkey - Aotus Griseimembra

Peruvian night monkey

It is one of the least known and studied New World monkeys in the world. They spend their lives in trees without…

Biturong - Arctictis Binturong

Binturong

This animal has a funny peculiar smell similar to the buttered popcorn you buy in movie theaters. This smell comes from…

American Black Bear - Ursus Americanus

American black bear

Despite being called black bear, the color of this species ranges from black (blue-black) to brown, light brown or,…

European Rabbit - Oryctolagus Cuniculus

European rabbit

These animals live underground in burrows or warrens. They comprise a complex series of underground chambers where…

Common Raccoon - Procyon Lotor Psora

Common raccoon

Did you know that raccoons seem to "wash" their food in water before they eat it? If they don't have a body of water,…

Ostrich - Struthio Camelus

Common ostrich

Ostriches are the worlds largest and heaviest living birds, so they can not fly. It is the world's fastest two-legged…

Zebra - Equus Quagga

Common zebra

Opposite to what is generally believed, the background color of zebras is black and its stripes, white. Its fur serves…

Spectacled Bear - Tremarctos Ornatus

Spectacled bear

This bear species is different from the other species that exist currently for one important reason: its blood contains…

Maltese Dog - Canis Lupus Familiaris

Maltese

The maltese breed originated in the central Mediterranean area, being directly linked to Malta and Mljet islands.

Kodiak Brown Bear - Ursus Arctos Middendorffi

Kodiak bear

The Kodiak bear is a subspecies of brown bear that lives in Alaska. It is the largest of all brown bears and, along…

Domestic Goat - Capra Aegagrus Hircus

Domestic goat

The domestic goat is a subspecies that comes from the wild goats of the south of Asia and east of Europe. It is…

Bengal Tiger - Panthera Tigris Tigris

Bengal Tiger

It is one of the best jumpers of all mammals, reaching 5 m (around 16 ft) in height and around 10 m (around 32 ft)…

Emperor Tamarin - Saguinus Imperator

Emperor tamarin

Because of its light weight, this animal can reach food located at the end of branches, which are not accesible to…

Spanish Bull - Bos Taurus

Spanish Bull

The Spanish fighting bull is an Iberian bovine. It is a man-made local breed created from Spanish bovine cattle and…

Common Chimpanzee - Pan Troglodytes

Common Chimpanzee

It is the animal most closely related genetically to humans. We share approximately 95% of our DNA and they are closer…

Red-eyed Tree Frog - Agalychnis Callidryas

Red-eyed tree frog

They use their bright colors as a defense mechanism, as predators hesitate momentarily before attacking when they…

Chihuahua Dog - Canis Lupus Familiaris

Chihuahua

The chihuahua is the smallest dog breed in the world, the smallest individual on record being only 10 cm (3.9 in) tall.

Tasmanian Devil - Sarcophilus Harrisii

Tasmanian Devil

It is the largest carnivorous marsupial left after the extinction of the marsupial wolf. It is the size of a small dog.

Pygmy Hippopotam - Choeropsis Liberiensis

Pygmy Hippo

It is one of only two living species of Hippopotamidae, the other one being the common hippopotamus (its much larger…

South American Tapir - Tapirus Terrestris

Lowland tapir

Tapirs have a short proboscis (trunk) as snout that they use to grab branches, leaves, fruits and foods, and shovel…

Wombat - Vombatus Ursinus

Common Wombat

Wombats dig their burrows using their powerful claws and sharp rodent-like front teeth. They build large warrens of…

Sea Otter (Pup) - Enhydra Lutris

Sea Otter

They have the thickest fur of any mammal and they are one of the smallest marine mammal species. They use this…

American Bison - Bison Bison

American Bison

American bison live in large herds with levels of hierarchy. Each male has a female herd where they look for females to…

Western Lowland Gorilla - Gorilla Gorilla Gorilla

Western Lowland Gorilla

Lowland gorillas are endangered, but they are a little more common than their relatives, the mountain gorillas. They…

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“A wolf in sheep’s clothing? That’s so out of style. How about a wolf in a tuxedo? That’s the basic premise behind “Zoo Portraits,” a unique project by the Spanish artist Yago Partal, who cleverly depicts animals in outfits their human counterparts would likely wear.”

Huffington Post

We’re big fans of Yago Partal’s work. We’re suckers for an anthropomorphic animal depiction and they don’t get much more personable than the Spanish artist’s Zoo Portraits project. Partal was responsible for a particularly foxy Time Out cover design.”

Time Out

“I’m wild about fashion: Artist combines his passion for couture with animal kingdom in bizarre project that has now gone viral. The dapper beasts are the creation of Spanish artist and photographer Yago Partal, 31, whose work has achieved a cult following online.”

Daily Mail

“It’s that time of the year again — picture day at the zoo. Animals don their trendiest threads and prepare for their time in front of the camera. It’s an important day since this is the photo that goes in the yearbook that all their animal buddies will sign before summer.”

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