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Zoo portraits is a creative and educational project based on the animal kingdom and is divided into three main areas: Image, education and awareness. Our portraits of animals wearing clothes are caricatures. They’re an artistic (and ironic) means of helping people identify with animals, bringing them closer to the animal world.

A veiled chameleon is walking on a tree branch. By Cathy Keifer | Shutterstock.com

Veiled chameleon

About the veiled chameleon. Chameleons have the ability to change the pigmentation of their skin very fast. The individuals of this species also have a wide variety of colors they use mainly to express their mood. It uses the protuberance on its head, which gives it its name, to get water...
Pallas´s cat, or manul, lives in the cold and arid steppes of central Asia. Winter temperatures can drop to 50 degrees below zero. By Kjetil Kolbjornsrud | Shutterstock.com

Pallas’s cat

About 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 makes it look much larger. Its fur is the densest and longest of all cats. This helps them stand the cold temperatures of the areas where...
A Harbour seal looking straight into the camera while in the water offshore at a beach. By Pat Stornebrink | Shutterstock.com

Harbor seal

About Harbor seals. They are marine animals, extremely clumsy out of the water. They move on land as if they were caterpillars. These animals can dive at a depth of 180 meters and hold their breath under water up to 28 minutes. Each dive, however, takes normally an average of 3...
Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus melanoleucus). By Pablo Rodriguez Merkel | Shutterstock.com

Black-and-white hawk-eagle

The black-and-white hawk-eagle is a relatively unknown type of diurnal bird of prey. It is some 56 to 61 cm long overall, its wingspan is up to 117 cm and it weighs about 840 g. This hawk-eagle is white, except on the outside of its wings, its back, the...
White rhino eating grass in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. By Simon Eeman | Shutterstock.com

White rhinoceros

About white rhinoceros. It is the second largest land mammal after the elephant. Its horns are made of keratin, the same material hair and nails are made of. They have poor eyesight, but a very good sense of smell and an acute sense of hearing. The difference between white and black rhinoceros (both...
European rabbit. By Peter Krejzl | Shutterstock.com

European rabbit

About European rabbits. This rabbit species is the ancestor or all current domestic rabbits. Females are a little smaller in size than male rabbits. They are extremely sociable animals that can live in large communities. Humans introduced this species to Australia, where it became a pest. This happened due to the lack of...
Ferrets playing on grass. By Pavel Hajer | Shutterstock.com

Ferret

About ferrets. The ferret is a domesticated subspecies of the polecat, from the family of mustelids. It is thought that the Romans domesticated it to hunt and control the population of little animals. Some researchers say that they could have emulated the Egyptians with their cats. This animal's body odor is...
Plains zebra (common zebra). By David Cui | Shutterstock.com

Plains zebra (common zebra)

About plains zebras (common zebras). Contrary to what is generally believed, the background color of zebras is black and its stripes, white. Its skin serves as a repellent, deterring flies, horseflies and other insects. The white and black stripes are visually not attractive to these animals. It also serves as camouflage...
Gray wolf. By Bildagentur Zoonar GmbH | Shutterstock.com

Grey wolf

About grey wolfs. They are the largest of all canids (jackals, coyotes, dogs, foxes and others). They are great pack hunters, but opportunistic above all. Wolves will always go for the weakest prey or the easiest to catch, but they also don't hesitate to eat other wolves that end up gravely...
Front portrait of andean bear (Tremarctos ornatus), also known as the spectacled bear. By Christian Musat | Shutterstock.com

Spectacled bear

About spectacled bears. This bear species is different from the other living species for one important reason: its blood contains 52 chromosomes instead of 74, like the other bears. This tells us that the species became isolated 12 million years ago. Among their distinctive features is the number of ribs,...
A white-tailed deer buck in golden light. By Paul Tessier | Shutterstock.com

White-tailed deer

About white-tailed deers. This species shows a clear sexual dimorphism: besides a big difference in size, males are the only ones with antlers. They shed them every winter and grow them again in spring at astonishing speed (up to 2.5 cm per day). Once on the ground, they are eaten...
Giant panda portrait. By PHOTO BY LOLA | Shutterstock.com

Giant panda

About the 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 hibernate, as it can not store fat during the year on its bamboo diet. They have inhabited the planet for more than 2 million years...
White Maltese dog. By DragoNika | Shutterstock.com

Maltese dog

About Maltese dogs. The maltese breed originated in the central Mediterranean region and is directly linked to Malta and the Mljet islands. Although its name seems to derive from Malta, the truth is that "maltese" comes from the Semitic term "màlat", which means refuge or harbour; this Semitic root is found...
Ostriches on the african savannah. By Andrzej Kubik | Shutterstock.com

Common ostrich

About common ostriches. Ostriches are the worlds largest and heaviest living birds, so they cannot fly. But they are fast runners. It is the world's fastest two-legged animal and the third of all species, after the cheetah and the pronghorn antelope. They can maintain a speed of 70 km/h (43.5 mph)...
Portrait of a young Cheetah in Masai Mara, Kenya. By Maggy Meyer | Shutterstock.com

Cheetah

About the cheetah. Although they are felines, Cheetahs are unable to roar. They emit a bird-like croaking sound they use to identify themselves or call their cubs or other cheetahs. It is the fastest terrestrial animal, reaching top speeds of 95-115 km/h in runs of 400-500 m. Female cheetahs can have up...