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, October 6, 2014

Creature Feature #352: Jaguar

The Jaguar is the largest feline in the Western Hemisphere. She prowls the forests of Central and South America. She is solitary in nature, and both a skilled climber and swimmer. An apex predator, she has an extremely powerful bite and will bite prey directly through the skull, piercing the brain. These jaws are also efficient on armoured animals such as tortoises and armadillo. Jaguar favour larger prey, and will even hunt caiman. She uses a stalk and ambush technique, lying in wait for prey to wander near. Females come in contact with males only for mating, raising their cubs alone.

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