Zoo Portrait : João, the brown-throated sloth
About João, the brown-throated sloth:
Sloths move extremely slowly, hence their name. The reason is their diet, which is based on tree leaves. Their body is adapted to digest them (even though it takes them days) and, due to the low calorie content, they spend the day trying to expend as little energy as possible. Due to their very slow metabolism, they need to use the sun to keep their bodies warm, like reptiles.
These animals can rotate their heads like owls, up to 300 degrees, to stay alert, aware of their surroundings.
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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