Zoo Portrait : Nayna, the cheetah
About Nayna, the cheetah:
The name "cheetah" is derived from cītā (Hindi: चीता), which in turn comes from the Sanskrit word citra (चित्रय) meaning "variegated, adorned, or painted”. The cheetah's coat is covered in around 2000 black spots, including on its tail. Sadly, they are now considered critically endangered, due to habitat loss, poaching and conflict with humans.
Cheetahs are exceptional accelerators, which is why they are the fastest land animal. They are capable of accelerating up to 112 km/h on short distances of 100 m. Because of its prowess at hunting, the Ancient Egyptians tamed cheetahs and used them to kill game at hunts.
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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