Zoo Portrait : Baruti, the white rhinoceros
About Baruti, the white rhinoceros:
Rhinos are the second largest land mammal (after the elephant) and one of the oldest terrestrial mammals on earth. They have poor eyesight, but a very good sense of smell and an acute sense of hearing. Despite its robust appearance, the skin of these animals is more sensitive than it looks. They often roll in the mud to cool off, as sun protection and insect repellent.
The horns of a rhinoceros are made of keratin - the same material that human hair and nails are made of. The belief that these animals’ horn has medicinal power is leading to a serious decline in their population due to poaching.
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.
This artwork is:
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