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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.

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...
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...
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...
British Shorthair Cat - Felis Catus

Abby, the British shorthair cat

About the British shorthair cat. It is probably one of the oldest breeds in Great Britain. Its ancestors were brought to the islands by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago. The most common and popular color for this breed is blue (grey, a dilution of black), variant called "British Blue",...
Maltese Dog - Canis Lupus Familiaris

Zazu, the 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...
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...
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...
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...
White Rhinoceros - Ceratotherium Simum

Baruti, the 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...
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...
Wombat - Vombatus Ursinus

Henry, the wombat

About common wombats. Wombats dig their burrows using their powerful claws and sharp rodent-like front teeth. They build large warrens of tunnels underground. Their mating habits are interesting. When the female is in heat, the male pursues her forming circles around her until she is tired. Then the male rolls her...
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...
Golden Snub-nosed Monkey - Rhinopithecus Roxellana

Hui, the golden monkey

About the golden snub-nosed monkey. It is the only monkey that can withstand snow on a regular basis. The face of this langur species is blue, which makes it one of the very few mammals with this color on its body. They live in family groups with one male and several females,...
Domestic Goat Kid - Capra Aegagrus Hircus

Marco, the domestic goat kid

About domestic goats. The domestic goat is a subspecies that comes from the wild goats of Southern Asia and Eastern Europe. It is believed to be the first animal to be domesticated by humans, more than 10,000 years ago. Baby goats are called 'kids' or 'billies', and males are called 'bucks'...
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...