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, October 9, 2014

Creature Feature #355: Jay

The Jay are colourful members of the Corvid Family, closely linked with magpies.  Three different systemic classifications are recognised: the Old World, the grey and the American. This fellow, a Blue Jay, falls into the American category. His main diet consists of seeds and nuts - which he cracks open with his strong bill - and the occasional invertebrate. He has been known to hide nuts for later consumption. Jays are in general aggressive, inquisitive and noisy. Youngsters will play with shiny of colourful items, such as bottle caps, carrying them around until they grow bored.

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