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.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Creature Feature #303: Harpy Eagle

The mighy Harpy Eagle makes her home in the lowland rainforests of Central and South America. She is among the largest of eagle species, with some females weighing up to 10kg. Her wings are relatively short, allowing her greater manoeuvrability through the trees. She hunts the upper canopy, preying on monkeys and sloths. These she snatches up with her wicked talons - larger than those of any other extant eagle species - which are capable of exerting enormous pressure. Harpy Eagles are monogamous and form life-long partnerships, raising one chick every few years. Although she is found over a wide range, her habitat is fast disappearing and the species has become extirpated in some regions and is threatened in others.

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