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.

Brown Bear (Cub) - Ursus Arctos

Jacob, the kodiak brown bear

About kodiak brown bears. The Kodiak bear is a subspecies of brown bear that lives in Alaska. It is the largest of all the brown bears and, along with the polar bear, is one of the largest existing terrestrial carnivores. Despite its large size, these bears can reach speeds of up...
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'...
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...
Emperor Tamarin - Saguinus Imperator

Edwin, the emperor tamarin

About emperor tamarins. This species of tamarin gets its name from its resemblance with the German emperor Wilhelm II. It started as a joke, but ended up becoming the official name. They are diurnal primates. They live in trees, jumping from branch to branch. They are small and really agile. The Emperor...
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...
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...
Red-eyed Tree Frog - Agalychnis Callidryas

Camilo, the red-eyed tree frog

About red-eyed tree frogs. These frogs sleep during the day under leaves to stay hidden from predators. They use their bright colors as a defense mechanism, as predators hesitate momentarily before attacking when they notice their startling eyes, and they take this opportunity to escape. The green of its skin is...
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...
Tasmanian devil - Sarcophilus Harrisii

Hunter, the tasmanian devil

About Tasmanian devil. It is the largest carnivorous marsupial left after the extinction of the marsupial wolf. It is the size of a small dog. This animal is characterized by the strong unpleasant musky scent they emit as a self-defense mechanism and their quite unsettling screams. It is a very fierce...
Pygmy Hippopotamus (Calf) - Choeropsis Liberiensis

Titus, the pygmy hippopotamus

About pygmy hippopotamus. It is one of only two living species of Hippopotamidae, the other one being the common hippopotamus (its much larger relative). Natural predators of the pigmy hippopotamus are leopards, but pythons and crocodiles can also pose a threat to calves. There are two subspecies: "liberensis" (Liberia, Sierra leone and...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...