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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.

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...
Fennec Fox - Vulpes Zerda

Nabila, the fennec fox

About the fennec fox. It is the smallest existing wild canid or fox species, with barely the size of a kitten, and it has the largest ears. One of the uses of their large ears is to detect and locate potential prey, even under the ground of the desert where they...
Gerenuk - Litocranius walleri

Hani, the gerenuk

About the gerenuk. "Gerenuk" means "Giraffe Necked" in the language of Somalia, which is where this species comes from. Unlike females, males have horns that show multiple rings and a more muscular and robust neck. They are also generally a little larger. The head of a gerenuk is small in comparison to...
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...
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...
Chihuahua Dog (Puppy) - Canis Lupus Familiaris

Atom, the chihuahua dog

About chihuahua dogs. This breed of dog takes its name from the place it was discovered: Chihuahua (Mexico) and is officially called "chihuahueño". It is considered the oldest dog breed in the Americas. Despite its tiny size, this dog has a lively character and a strong temperament. They are very brave...
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...
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...
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...
Southern Cassowary - Casuarius Casuarius

Tooh, the southern cassowary

About the southern cassowary. The cassowary is the second largest bird on earth, after the ostrich, but it is the most dangerous. It has powerful legs with claws that enable it to attack with kicks at high speed. It is a remarkable looking animal with bright colors in neck and head (that change depending on its...
Sea Otter (Pup) - Enhydra Lutris

Gorou, the sea otter

About sea otters. Sea otters are one of the smallest marine mammal species and have the thickest fur of any mammal. They have to rely on this waterproof fur to stay warm because they don’t have thick layers of fat like other cold-water mammals. They are capable of living their entire...
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...
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...
South American Tapir Calf - Tapirus Terrestris

Gabriela, the lowland tapir

About lowland tapir. Lowland tapirs are excellent swimmers and divers, and they always live in areas close to the water. They can also run quite fast on land. Their main predators are crocodiles, jaguars and cougars. Tapirs have a short proboscis (trunk) as a snout that they use to grab branches, leaves,...
Bengal Tiger - Panthera Tigris-Tigris

Mishka, the bengal tiger

About Bengal tigers. It is the national animal of India and Bangladesh. There is a mutation which turns the orange color of its fur into white (white tigers) and, in rare cases, its black stripes turn brown (golden tiger). It is currently the largest feline in the world, very close to its...