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.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Creature Feature #350: Jackal

The Jackal is a small canine, an opportunistic carnivore found in Africa. She shares a territory with her mate, sometimes allowing their youngsters to remain with them, but chasing off any potential rivals. Her large feet and fused leg bones allow her to cover long distances in pursuit of prey and she is capable of long-distance running (16 km/hr). She is a skilled hunter, with the black-backed capturing prey several times her size, although carrion is often consumed.

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