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.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Creature Feature #417: Lemming

The Lemming is a small rodent of the Arctic tundra. She follows a vegetarian diet of leaves, shoots and grasses. Her teeth grow constantly, allowing her to consume toughier foliage. Despite her habitat, she does not hibernate, instead storing large quantities of vegetation for the leaner months. Whilst generally solitary in nature, she is a fast breeder. Populations can swell dramatically, leading to mass dispersal and migration into individual feeding grounds. This can lead to the crossing of waterways - Lemmings can swim - but may result in the death of some individuals. Unlike most rodents she is conspicuously coloured, and will behave aggressively towards predators.

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