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.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Creature Feature #347: Jabiru

The Jabiru is a large American stork, ranging from Mexico to Argentina. Her name translates as "swollen neck". Male and female are similar in appearance, with the male being larger in size. They feed in flocks, wading through shallow water, holding their bills at a 45 degree angle to the water. Prey is located by tactile sensation and when captured, she closes her beak, draws it from the water and throws back her head to swallow. She is an opportunistic hunter, and will also eat rodents and carrion if the opportunity arises.

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