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.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Creature Feature #332: Ibisbill

The Ibisbill is a wading bird closely related to the avocet. He generally leads a solitary life across southern Central Asia, living near slow-moving rivers. Here he uses his slender bill to probe amongst rocks and shingle in search of insects and their larvae. During the breeding season he forms a monogamous partnership and eggs are laid in a shallow scrape, sometimes lined with pebbles. Both parents share incubation duties and it has been reported that offspring from previous years may assist in the task. Ibisbill prefer to swim across rivers rather than flying.

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