Zoo Portrait : Ana Maria, the spectacled bear
About Ana Maria, the spectacled bear
This species of bear is different to other bears: it has 13 pairs of ribs (instead of 14), 52 chromosomes instead of 74, and typically has distinctive beige or ginger-coloured markings across its face and upper chest. Native to the Andes Mountains, the bear is directly associated with Andean culture and some of its legends and traditions; where it is seen as a totem, or protective figure.
Spectacled bears don't hibernate in the winter, as the food they need is available year round. They build nests with branches and leaves in the trees where they rest and collect food (mainly fruits and berries from the same tree).
About Yago, the artist:
Yago Partal (b. 1982, Barcelona) lives and works in Barcelona.
He creates his anthropomorphic images through a painstaking combination of photography, illustration and collage. His intention (in humanising animals) is to make us look again, to see them as "one of us" and not something to be exploited or endangered.
Yago has returned to university to study his passion, zoology. The sales from the Zoo Portraits have enabled him to support a number of wildlife charities over the years, and to work with children to educate the next generation about animal conservation.
Yago Partal is represented by Subject Matter Art, an online fine art gallery based in London. For any questions about his work, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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