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 17, 2014

Creature Feature #424: Linsang

There are four species of Linsang, agile carnivores found in both African and Asia. Once the four species were considered to be closely related, but now studies have shown that the African species are more closely related to genets and the Asian species to felines. This sleek specimen is a Banded Linsang, of the Asian lineage. She is solitary and nocturnal, leading a largely arboreal existence. Her tail is nearly as long as her head and body combined, this is used for balance as she stalks through the branches in pursuit of rodents, small birds and reptilian prey. Very little appears known about her behaviour.

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