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, December 5, 2014

Creature Feature #411: Leafbird

The Leafbirds are a Family of birds found only in the Indomalaya ecozone. Their vibrant green plumage gives rise to their common name. Females are generally duller in colouration, although this species - the Philippines Leafbird - does not display sexual dimorphism. Leafbirds favour forests, gleaning the canopy for insects. Nests are generally built high in the trees, on the ends of branches. Most are common and widespread, but the Philippines may now be extirpated from parts of his former range and is classified as vulnerable to extinction.

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