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Tatu is silverback of a group at Oklahoma City Zoo. He’s got such a distinctive face, full of character I couldn’t resist doing a portrait of him.
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Hi Iona I was just thinking when I saw this that you were the only person I knew that could capture an expression like this and low and behold it is you. Love it. How old is he? She you soon.
Thanks Sheila :-)I don’t really know him peronally and don’t know his age, I spent some time watching him & took lots of photos when I was on a conference there. I think I remember it being said that he’s getting on a bit, but he had several youngsters in his group so seemed to be doing ok.
– Iona Stewart
just checked – born 1975He’s also Zaire’s half sibling. By some strange coincidence, Just a could pf weeks after I’d seen Tatu in Oklahoma City I met a woman who’d cared for them both (& 2 other siblings) when they were young