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Illustration at the Orihuis

Ouwehands Zoo

How tall are you compared to a monkey?

We have drawn three monkey species for Ouwehands Zoo to show how big these monkeys are in relation to each other and to humans. For example, a male Bornean orangutan has an average wingspan of 2.50m, a male Western lowland gorilla has a wingspan of 2.30m and a Bonobo male measures on average from fingertip to fingertip with arms outstretched 1.80m.

Side by side or behind each other

With 3 wingspans of about 2 meters each, a life-size illustration of the three monkeys side by side became almost impossible. That is why it was decided to put the monkeys in a row one after the other. So nice to take a picture   

with yourself in the queue for it!

Design | Realization | Result

Concept sketch - The three monkeys side by side.

Design | Realization | Result

Plaatsing Ouwehands Dierenpark orihuis

Unfortunately the wall where the illustration will be placed is 'only' 3.50m.

Orangoetan Apen verhoudingen Ouwehands Dierenpark orihuis

A detail of the orangutan.

Design | Realization | Result

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All three monkey species together!

Ouwehands Dierenpark Orihuis Bonobo Gorilla Oerang-oetan armwijdte

In Ouwehands Zoo you can now discover for yourself where you fall in this list.

Epilogue :)

Education doesn't always have to be difficult. This (ok, it's a bit subjective) beautiful illustration, for example, taught our Johannes that it takes 4 Johanness side by side with arms outspread to match the wingspan of a Bonobo.

Apen verhoudingen Ouwehands Dierenpark orihuis