Zoo Portrait : Cooper, the koala
About Cooper, the koala:
Koalas get the most sleep of any animal on the planet - an astonishing average of 18-20 hours each day. They only eat eucalyptus leaves, which is why they need so much resting time: the leaves are toxic, so it requires a lot of energy to digest them. There are over 600 types of eucalyptus. Koalas only eat 12 types and only when the leaves are at a particular stage of growth. They are very fussy eaters!
When a baby koala is born, it is only 2 cm long, blind, deaf and has no fur. It will drink milk and grow in its mother's pouch during the first 6 or 7 months of life. After that, it will start eating a substance produced by its mother that prepares its digestive tract for the toxic eucalyptus leaves.
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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