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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.

Kinkajou - Potos Flavus

Riky, the kinkajou

About kinkajous. Despite its looks, the Kinkajou is not related to monkeys, but to raccoons and coatis. These animals have a very acute sense of hearing. They could easily hear the sound of a snake sliding in the rainforest. They can rotate its feet in the opposite direction and run backwards as...
Celebes Crested Macaque - Macaca Nigra

Guss, the celebes crested macaque

About the macaque. It is one of the smallest existing macaque species. They are entirely black, with the exception of some white areas around their shoulders and their striking reddish-brown eyes. These are diurnal, terrestrial animals (they spend 60% of the day on the ground). At night they return to the trees to...
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...
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...
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...
Harbor Seal - Phoca Vitulina

Óttar, the 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...
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...
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...
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...
Barn Owl - Tyto Alba

Isabella, the barn owl

About the barn owl. They are nocturnal birds that have the ability to fly silently, which makes it easy for them to hear any noise that helps them locate their prey. Owls have the acutest sense of hearing of all studied species in the animal kingdom. This trait allows them to locate...
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...
European Rabbit - Oryctolagus Cuniculus

Pedro, the 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...
Common Chimpanzee - Pan Troglodytes

Oumar, the common chimpanzee

About common chimpanzee. Genetically speaking, chimpanzees are the most closely related animals to humans. We share approximately 95% of our DNA and they are closer to us than they are to other primates like gorillas and orangutans. They live in communities that range from 15 to 120 members. These communities, located...
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...
American Black Bear - Ursus Thibetanus

Liam, the American black bear

About American black bears. Despite being called black bear, the color of this species ranges from black (blue-black) to brown, light brown and, in rare cases, white. Despite their size and weight, black bears can easily climb trees. They are extremely solitary animals that travel long distances every day. Black bears do not...