About the Project

The ZooTrophy Animal-a-Day project began on October 15th, 2013 as illustrator Angela "LemurKat" Oliver began working her way, systematically but selectively, through the alphabet and presenting, via social media, an illustrated animal to the world. Daily.

All pieces are drawn as 2.5 x 3.5 inch collectible cards, using a combination of polychromos and prismacolor pencils, along with other art materials. Many are still available for purchase ($10) or trade, so drop her an email if anything captures your eye or if there is an animal you wish to request.

It is predicted this project will take her at least two years to complete - with approximately 36 animals being drawn for each letter. She has also used the images to create a collectible hardback encyclopedia series, playing cards and a desk calendar, as well as the ZooTrophy collectible trading card game.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Creature Feature #291: Guineafowl

The Guineafowl are a Family of gamebirds native to Africa. The most well known is the Helmeted Guineafowl, who has been domesticated and as such introduced to other countries, including Australia, Brazil and France. Gregarious in nature, they gather in flocks outside the breeding season, roosting together. She lives terrestrially, devouring insects, seeds, fruit and even small mammals. Flocks can consume large numbers of ticks, which help to slow the spread of Lyme disease. During breeding season, monogamous pairs are formed and she will lay up to 12, thick-shelled eggs. The chicks are active within moments of hatching, and will be able to fly within two weeks.

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