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 11, 2014

Creature Feature 357: Jerboa

The diminutive Jerboa makes her home in the arid deserts of Northern Africa and Asia. Here she leads a nocturnal lifestyle, venturing out from her burrow at night to forage. She follows a vegetarian diet, but will partake of the occasional insect. Her large ears serve several purposes: they help to shed excess heat and  allow superb hearing. If danger threatens she will run, taking long leaps with her kangaroo-like hind legs. She can reach speeds up to 25 km/h. Her tail acts as a stabiliser, balancing her as she runs, and also props her upright when she is at rest.

No comments:

Post a Comment