Zoo Portrait : Fritz, the long-eared hedgehog
About Fritz, the long-eared hedgehog:
Like other hedgehogs, this species has the distinctive spines all over their bodies, and roll themselves into a ball to protect themselves from predators. They are born completely unprotected and without quills on the back, as they are soft and still embedded. However, these quills grow at incredible speed. Five hours after the hedgehog's birth, they are four times longer, and after 2 weeks, their body is completely covered with spines.
Long-eared hedgehogs can stay alive up to a remarkable ten weeks without eating or drinking.
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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