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.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Creature Feature #302: Hare

Hares are swift, long legged leporids, capable of dashes up to 56 km/hr. Unlike his rabbit relatives, he leads a mostly solitary existence. Most of the year he is relatively shy and nocturnal, but in breeding season, he becomes somewhat rowdy and active during the day. This may explain the idion, "Mad as a March hare." Does are receptive for only a few hours a day, and competition is fierce. Males chase one another in order to assert their dominance and boxing matches are common, as does attempt to fend off unwanted advances or to determine the fittest male. Youngsters are birthed in a shallow scrape known as a "form". These leverets are precocial - born fully furred with their eyes open.

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