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, September 4, 2014

Creature Feature #320: Horse

The Horse was domesticated around 4,000-3,000 BC in central Asia. Now feral populations exist throughout the world. Although descended from domesticated animals, feral horses are wild-born and have (generally) never known human contact, meaning they revert to their ancestral behaviour. Feral horses form small bands lead by a dominant mare and containing other mares and their foals, along with a dominant stallion. These will sometimes share territory with other bands, and this behaviour is known as "herding".  One of the most well known populations of feral horses are the mustangs of America, although Australia actually has the largest populations of feral horses. There is also a population in New Zealand. Due to the damage they do to the ecosystem, there is a lot of conflict over these wild populations and

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