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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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Bornean Orangutan - Pongo Pygmaeus

Yusuf, the Bornean orangutan

About Bornean orangutans. There are two orangutan species, each inhabiting one of the Indonesian islands: Bornean, the most common, and Sumatran. Orangutans are the largest living arboreal mammals. Other larger primates, like the gorilla, live on the ground and only climb trees for food. Orangutans, however, "nest" in tree branches and use...
American Bison - Bison Bison

Ethan, the american bison

About American bisons. There are two subspecies of American bison: the plains bison and the mountain bison. The latter is more endangered than its relative. This species has its origin in Europe and it moved to North America over the Bering Strait. It can reach speeds of 57 km/h (35.4 mph) when running. Today...
Amur Leopard Cub - Panthera pardus

Jeong, the Amur leopard

About Amur leopards. The main difference between the Amur leopard and other leopard subspecies is the longer hair of its coat, which helps it deal with the extreme conditions of the environment where it lives. It also has light blue-green eyes. Its summer coat is 2.5 cm long and is a...