Zoo Portrait : Bao, the giant panda

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About Bao, the giant panda:

Researchers believe that pandas have inhabited the planet for more than 2 million years. Remains of a prehistoric relative have been found in the forests of Zaragoza, Spain. Pandas are not sociable in the wild and they can even be very aggressive when harassed. This, together with their strong jaw, make it an animal that seems cute and cuddly, but it is actually dangerous.

Pandas spend around 14 hours a day sitting eating bamboo. Despite having strong molars to crush tough bamboo stems, it is not easy to digest them.


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.

These adorable animals have been featured by Another Magazine, The Huffington PostCBS News and the Wall Street Journal, among others.

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 kitty@subjectmatterart.com. 


This artwork is:

Limited edition I Signed by the artist I Printed on archival inks and paper 

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Edition Size   

80cm x 80cm : 50 
120cm x 120cm : 50