Zoo Portrait : Ayana, the northern giraffe
About Ayana, the northern giraffe:
Giraffes are the tallest existing terrestrial animal. They can measure up to 5.8 m high. They are also fast: giraffes can reach a speed of up to 55km/h, clearing 4.5 metres in one stride. Giraffes are remarkably strong. They don’t always run away from enemies, but sometimes face them. They have strong leg muscles and large hooves that can cause serious harm to predators with just one kick. They only sleep for two hours per day and remain almost always alert.
Giraffes give birth standing up. Amazingly, the baby falls from a height of one metre. Thirty minutes later they can stand. Ten hours later they can also run.
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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