Zoo Portrait : Yusuf, the Bornean orangutan
About Yusuf, the Bornean orangutan:
Orangutans are the largest living arboreal mammals. Other larger primates, like the gorilla, live on the ground and only climb trees for food. Orangutans, however, “nest” in tree branches and use them to sleep. They are very intelligent animals. Studies have shown that they are capable of using tools in a complex way, similarly to chimpanzees.
Females give birth an average of every eight years. This makes them the world’s slowest breeding of all mammals, and adds to the difficulty of the conservation of this critically endangered species. They also have a close relationship with their young, who feed from the mother until they are six or seven years 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 email@example.com.
This artwork is:
Limited edition I Signed by the artist I Printed on archival inks and paper
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