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.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Creature Feature #363: Junglefowl

There are four species of Junglefowl, characterised by the male's wattles, his bright feathery cape and arching tail feathers. The females are considerably duller in colouration and smaller in size, which helps them remain camouflaged while incubating their eggs. The Red Junglefowl, is considered the ancestor of the domestic chicken. Wild species are found through the southern reaches of Asia, with feral populations occuring in Hawaii. Outside of breeding season, mixed-gender flocks are formed with a distinct pecking order. As spring approaches, the stronger males split off, maintaining territory with a harem of 3-5 hens. Fights between rival roosters are vicious, using the sharp spurs on their lower legs to wound his opponent.

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