Zoo Portrait : Gabriela, the lowland tapir
About Gabriela, the lowland tapir:
Lowland tapirs are excellent swimmers and divers, and they always live in areas close to the water. They can also run quite fast on land. When they feel threatened, they jump into the water and swim just below the surface. Tapirs have a short trunk that they use to drink water, and grab branches, leaves, fruits and berries, and shovel them into their mouth.
Tapirs are considered living fossils, as the species has changed very little in millions of years. They remain very similar to their ancestors from 55 million years ago.
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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