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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 Panther - Panthera Pardus

Cesar, the black panther

About the black panther. The black panther is not a species itself. Most of the times we are talking about jaguars and leopards with a melanistic variant that makes them look black. This can also exist in other feline species, like the cougar. The black color of its fur can be conferred...
Golden tiger - Panthera tigris

Ram, the golden tiger

A golden tiger, golden tabby tiger or strawberry tiger is a tiger with a colour variation caused by a recessive gene. The colouration is a result of captive breeding and inbreeding. Like the White tiger, it is a colour form and not a separate species. No official name has been designated...
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,...
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...
Cheetah - Acinonyx Jubatus

Nayna, the 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...
Pallas's Cat - Otocolobus Manul

Khulan, the 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...
Western Lowland Gorilla - Gorilla Gorilla Gorilla

Awax, the western lowland gorilla

About western lowland gorillas. Lowland gorillas are endangered, but they are a little more common than their relatives, the mountain gorillas. They are smaller in size, their hair is shorter and their arms are longer. They live in communities of around 30 individuals. These groups are led by a dominant older...
Spanish Bull - Bos Taurus

Fernando, the Spanish bull

About Spanish bulls. The Spanish fighting bull is an Iberian bovine. It is a local variety, bred from Spanish bovine cattle through the processes of selection and crossing. Besides being selected for beef and milk production, the characteristic called “bravura” (an aggressive nature) has also been sought for the purpose of...
Veiled Chameleon - Chamaeleo Calyptratus

Yasser, the 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...
Red Fox - Vulpes Vulpes

Evie, the red fox

About the red fox. It has the widest distribution of any terrestrial carnivore Even though it is the smallest member of the family of the Canidae, the red fox has many ‘cat-like’ features, like vertical pupils, retractable claws, they climb trees and play with their prey before killing it. In Japan the fox (kitsune - 狐) is...
Northern Giraffe - Giraffa Camelopardalis

Ayana, the northern giraffe

About northern giraffes. There are 4 distinct species of giraffe and 4 subspecies of the northern giraffe. The main difference among all of them is the shape, tone and pattern of the spots found on their fur, as well as less noticeable differences in body shape and size. It is the...
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...
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...
Koala - Phascolarctos Cinereus

Cooper, the koala

About koalas. Koalas have two thumbs on each front paw, that help them grip tree branches and trunks. However, their back paws have only one thumb without claw, and the second and third finger fused together forming a hook they can use to remove ticks from their fur. Koalas are nocturnal animals...
Giant Panda - Ailuropoda Melanoleuca

Bao, the 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...