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.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Creature Feature #292: Gull

The Gulls are a Family of medium-to-large seabirds widespread across the world. Highly social, gregarious and noisy, they are a common sight at beaches, rubbish dumps, and in the urban environment. Intelligent and opportunistic, she is partial to scavenging and follows an omnivorous diet. Whilst fish might be her traditional fare, she will eat almost anything. Often known as "seagulls", some species of Gull live quite a distance from the sea, although generally not too far from water. The Utah state bird is the Californian Gull, commemorated for its role in saving the crops of the early settlers from a locust plague. Gulls gather in great colonies to breed, and form monogamous pairs.

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