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.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Creature Feature #425: Lion

The Lion is a  large predatory cat, found in Africa and parts of Asia. Unlike other felines, Lions are social carnivores, living in family groups called "prides". These prides consist of a group of females and one or two males. Male cubs leave the pride when they reach maturity. The male Lion is characterised by his mane which is linked to his testosterone production. The darker and bushier his mane is, the more powerful (and therefore desirable to the females) he is. The Lionesses do much of the hunting, although they are also inclined to steal prey from other carnivores such as hyena and cheetahs.

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