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Zoo Portraits

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.

Black and White Hawk-Eagle - Spizaetus melanoleucus

Matheus, the 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...
Domestic sheep - Ovis aries

Sam, the common sheep

Sheep are domestic mammals, descended from the wild mouflon of Europe and Asia (Ovis orientalis). Within this species, apart from domestic sheep, there are mouflons and urials. They are all quadrupedal ungulates, which means they walk on four legs and use the tip of their toes, usually hoofed, to sustain their body...
Emperor penguin - Aptenodytes forsteri

Roald, the emperor penguin

Penguins are a group of flightless seabirds that happen to be expert swimmers and divers. With 19 different species – most of which are found in the southern hemisphere of our planet –, people often find these birds funny, because of how they waddle on land. Penguins use their wings (fused into one...
Crowned lemur - Eulemur coronatus-2

Kiady, the crowned lemur

There are over 75 different types of lemurs or Madacascan primates (endemic to the island of Madagascar). The crowned lemur is one of them. It takes its name from the phantoms and spirits in Roman mythology. They are named after them because of the sounds they make to communicate, their...
Fishing Cat - Prionailurus Viverrinus

Hansh, the fishing cat

The fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) is a feline that inhabits various areas in South Asia and is currently endangered. It is the largest of the different existing species of wild cats of the genus Prionailurus, being double the size of a domestic cat. The color of its fur is grey with longitudinal black stripes, but...
Common Brushtail - Possum Joey - Trichosurus Vulpecula

Arlo, the common brushtail possum

About brushtail possums. The common brushtail possum is Australia's most widespread mammal. Like the rest of marsupials, their size is very small at birth (1.5 cm). To be able to develop, they spend 4-5 months in their mothers pouch feeding on her milk. The lower underside of the tip of these animals' tail...
Arctic fox (pup) - Vulpes Lagopus

Otto, the arctic fox

About arctic foxes. Arctic foxes are white during the winter, with a thick layer of hair that protects them from the cold and that they lose when the winter is over, remaining only a shorter layer of brown and cream colored hair. They also have an excellent body heating system that...
Walrus - Odobenus Rosmarus

Joseph, the walrus

About the walrus. The walrus has huge ivory tusks to perform several tasks. They use them (as a lever) to drag their own bodies and climb out of the cold water, to break holes in the ice and be able to breathe under the ice sheets, to defend their territory...
Long eared Hedgehog - Hemiechinus Auritus

Fritz, the long-eared hedgehog

About long-eared hedgehogs. Like rest of the hedgehogs, these animals protect their body with a dense layer of brown spines, white at the tip. They can roll into some kind of ball to protect themselves from predators. These animals are nocturnal and they can cover up to 9 km in just one...
Caracal - Caracal Caracal

Àbakar, the caracal

About caracals. It is a nocturnal animal that hunts after sunset and prefers to hide among rocks during the day. They have large ears with lots of mobility. They can flip them towards any direction to determine where a sound comes from, wether to locate prey or to detect danger. Caracals are...
Snow Leopard - Panthera Uncia

Aiperi, the snow leopard or ounce

About snow leopards or ounces. Snow leopards are the only big cats that don't roar. Despite having a vocal tract similar to that of other felines like the leopard, the lion or the tiger, their vocal chords are shorter and prevent them from roaring. They have large legs full of hair...
Lion - Panthera Leo

Moses, the lion

About lions. Lions are the only sociable felines that live in groups. The rest of the felines tend to be solitary and roam freely, if anything, with their offspring. They live in prides with two or three independent males and multiple females with their offspring. These usually consist of 10-15 individuals,...
Griffon Vulture - Gyps Fulvus

Brev, the griffon vulture

About griffon vultures. The are two subspecies of griffon vulture: Gyps fulvus fulvus (northwest of Africa, Iberian peninsula to the Middle East) and Gyps fulvus fulvescens (Afghanistan, Pakistan and north of India to Assam). The largest flying bird is one of the griffon vulture subspecies: the Rüppell's griffon vulture. These animals can eat up to...
Mandrill - Mandrillus Sphinx

Beni, the mandrill

About mandrills. They are the largest monkeys on earth, males reaching almost one meter in occasions. Mandrills are semi-terrestrial animals that spend the nights on tree branches sleeping at a height of 5 meters and the days on solid ground. They show clear sexual dimorphism: males are larger, their face and rear...
Grey Wolf - Canis Lupus

Colton, the 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...