Zoo Portrait : Hani, the gerenuk
About Hani, the gerenuk:
“Gerenuk” means “giraffe-necked” in Somali (this species comes from Somalia). The head of a gerenuk is small in comparison to its body, but its eyes and ears are not, which makes them look proportionally quite large. After giving birth, females lick their babies clean and eat the placenta. They also clean them after feeding them milk. They do it to take away any scent that could attract predators.
Gerenuk babies are able to walk shortly after they are born and they start to stand up on their hind legs to eat when they are only two weeks old.
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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