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 25, 2014

Creature Feature #310: Heron

The Herons are a Family of water birds characterised by their long neck, long legs and long bill. Close relatives are the bitterns and the egrets. This proud fellow is a Great Blue Heron from North America. He is one of the largest Herons in the world. His main diet is fish, although he will prey on a wide range of other animals species including small birds, rodents and other mammals, frogs and invertebrates. He hunts visually, sighting his prey then snapping it up in his bill, swallowing it whole. Herons have been known to choke on prey that is too large.

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