Zoo Portrait: Tency, the suricate
About Tency, the suricate:
The suricate is also known as the meerkat, and is a member of the mongoose family. They are found in the semi-arid and arid regions of sub-Saharan Africa only. Amazingly, suricates are immune to certain types of venom, including the very strong venom of the scorpion of the Kalahari desert.
They start foraging for food at one month old, and will follow around another member of the group who will act as their "tutor".
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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