Agung, the binturong

27.00 180.00 

3 unlimited editions

40 cm premium matte paper ➔ 30cm image + 5cm white border on premium matte paper, 200 gsm / 80 lb weight and white finish.

40 cm museum quality paper ➔ 30cm image + 5cm white border on special edition museum quality, off-white, uncoated paper (250 gsm /110 lb).

50 cm framed museum paper ➔ 40cm image + 5cm white border on special edition museum quality paper, off-white and uncoated (250 gsm /110 lb), framed in wood and protective glass. The frames are made of pine or oak with a thickness of 20-25 mm and a width of 10-14 mm.

About this series:

Yago Partal has been working for more than 12 years on his series of portraits of animals dressed in fashionable outfits, formerly known as Zoo Portraits. He is currently creative director at Creatures United, a start-up charity aimed at protecting wildlife and especially endangered species. 10% of the sale price of these works is donated to Creatures United.

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About the prints

About this work: Each piece you see here represents the perfect fusion of Yago Partal’s passion and talent, reflecting more than a decade of work dedicated to the series of animal portraits with fashion styling, formerly known as Zoo Portraits. This print is a celebration of fashion and nature, featuring animals dressed with style and elegance, captured in their most authentic essence.

Guaranteed Quality: You are choosing an artwork printed on high quality paper. Whether you opt for premium matte paper or museum-quality paper, every detail, from the weight to the finish, has been carefully selected to ensure you get a durable, stunning-looking piece.

Professional Framing: If you decide to frame your choice, you will be investing in a handmade frame, either in pine or oak, designed not only to protect your work, but also to enhance its beauty. The protective glass ensures that your print will remain in perfect condition for years to come.

Commitment to Nature: By purchasing this work, you are not only taking home a piece of Yago’s talent, but you are also contributing to the cause of protecting wildlife. A 10% of the sale price of these works is donated to Creatures United, an organization committed to the preservation of endangered species.

Original Purchase: All works sold here are exclusive creations of Yago Partal. By buying directly from this website, you are assured of getting an authentic piece, direct from the artist.

Deep Meaning

Each piece you see here is much more than just an image: it is a testament to human ingenuity and creativity fused with the majesty of nature. By placing contemporary costumes on animals, Yago Partal invites viewers to transcend the boundaries between species and recognize the personality, dignity and individual character of each living being.

Artistic Crossing

Since its inception more than a decade ago, the series of animal portraits with fashionable styling has evolved and established itself, formerly known as Zoo Portraits. Through meticulous research and a deep respect for wildlife, Yago has selected outfits that bring human personality to each animal, creating a perfect synergy between fashion and nature, from humor and sympathy.

Innovation and Technology

This series breaks with the traditional conventions of animal portraiture by incorporating elements of modern design and contemporary fashion. Using advanced digital editing and illustration techniques and a keen eye for detail, Yago has made each work a testament to artistic innovation, without losing the authenticity of the animals portrayed.

Global Interconnection

The idea of dressing animals in human attire is not simply an aesthetic choice; it is a commentary on the interconnectedness of humans and animals, globalization, culture and identity. When you look at a clothed animal, you not only observe a stylized figure, but also a narrative about how we see ourselves in the larger context of the natural world. Each person can identify with one of the animals and become interested in getting to know that species and its problems with respect to humans.

Cultural Resonance

Yago’s pieces have found echoes in various corners of the world, resonating with individuals from different cultures and backgrounds. His work has initiated conversations about fashion, anthropomorphization, animal respect and environmental awareness, becoming a bridge between art, ecology and society.

Detailed Description of Binturong: Agung, A Fascinating Blend of Nature and Art


Introduction to the Binturong: A Unique Species in the Animal Kingdom

The binturong, also known as the cat bear, is a fascinating and unique species in the animal kingdom. Native to the forests of Asia, especially in areas such as Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, binturongs are part of the family Viverridae, which includes civets and genets. This nocturnal, arboreal animal is known for its prehensile tail, which it uses as a fifth limb to move between trees.

Physical Characteristics and Behavior of the Binturong

Binturongs are animals of considerable size, weighing between 9 and 20 kilograms and up to 1.5 meters in length, including the tail. Their coat is thick and black or dark gray, which provides excellent camouflage in their natural habitat. In addition, they have a very peculiar characteristic: their smell is reminiscent of popcorn due to a chemical substance present in their urine.

Behaviorally, binturongs are mainly nocturnal and solitary, although they sometimes gather in small groups. Its diet is omnivorous, feeding on fruits, leaves, birds and small mammals. A notable curiosity is that they are one of the few animals capable of opening the durian fruit, a fruit known for its intense odor and hard exterior.

Binturong Conservation: An Ongoing Challenge

The state of conservation of the binturong is worrying. Listed as “Vulnerable” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), this species faces several threats, including habitat loss due to deforestation and illegal wildlife trade. The protection of their natural habitat and the fight against illegal trafficking are essential for their survival.

The Binturong in Culture and Art: Agung, A Unique Representation

Agung, created by Yago Partal, is a unique artistic representation of the binturong that combines nature with art. This piece stands out for its anthropomorphic approach, showing the binturong in a human posture and with human expressions. Agung becomes a powerful tool to raise awareness about the importance of conservation of these unique species.


Fascinating Binturong Curiosities: Uncovering Hidden Aspects of a Mysterious Species


The Role of Binturong in Seed Dispersal: A Gardener of Nature

One of the lesser known curiosities of the binturong is its crucial role in seed dispersal in tropical rainforest ecosystems. Thanks to its fruit-rich diet, the binturong acts as an efficient seed disperser. By consuming fruits and excreting the seeds in different places, it facilitates the germination and growth of new plants. This process is vital to the health and sustainability of tropical forests.

A Unique Anatomy: The Prehensile Tail and Other Adaptations

The prehensile tail of the binturong is one of its most distinctive features. This tail, which can be as long as their body, acts as a fifth limb, helping them to maintain their balance and move nimbly through the trees. In addition, Binturongs possess excellent night vision and a developed sense of smell, key adaptations for their arboreal and nocturnal lifestyle.

Communication and Socialization in the Binturong World

Although they are predominantly solitary, Binturongs have interesting ways of communicating and socializing. They use a variety of vocalizations to interact, including grunts, whistles and groans. Territory marking by scent is another important form of communication for these animals. Through their perianal glands, they leave a characteristic odor that serves to demarcate their territory and possibly for other social purposes.

Binturong Reproduction and Life Cycle: An Uncommon Strategy

The reproduction of binturong has unique aspects. Females are capable of “delayed implantation”, which means that they can delay embryo development. This adaptation allows them to give birth at the most favorable time for the survival of their young. In addition, binturongs have a relatively low reproductive rate, which makes them more vulnerable to threats such as habitat loss and poaching.

Longevity and Health: The Life of the Binturong in Captivity versus in the Wild

Binturongs can live up to 20 years in captivity, a markedly higher longevity than in the wild. However, their life in captivity is not without challenges, as they can develop health problems such as obesity due to lack of exercise and inadequate diet. Conservation in their natural habitat is essential for their long-term well-being.

The Binturong in Culture: From Mythological Beings to Conservation Symbols

In some Asian cultures, the binturong has been the subject of myths and legends, often portrayed as a mystical and powerful being. Today, its image is used in awareness and conservation campaigns, symbolizing the beauty and fragility of tropical ecosystems. Modern art and culture, such as the work of Yago Partal, play a crucial role in raising awareness of the need to protect these unique creatures and their habitats.

Interactions with Other Species: A Key Player in Biodiversity

The binturong interacts with numerous species in its habitat, from the trees it depends on for food to the predators and competitors with which it shares its environment. These interactions are a reminder of the complexity of tropical ecosystems and how every species, including the bint



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