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 26, 2014

Creature Feature #433: Lorikeet

Lorikeets, and their close cousins the Lories, are arboreal parrots characterised by their brush-tipped tongues. These are specialised for a nectar diet. Various species are scattered throughout the Australasian region and one of the most well-known is the Rainbow Lorikeet. Widespread across the east coast of Australia, the Rainbow Lorikeet is sociable and noisy, gathering in large flocks to roost in the evening. During the day they disperse, foraging in pairs. Common in the aviculture industry, captive birds have escaped and  become a pest in western Australia. Fears that they will establish in New Zealand have led to eradication and trapping programs in some regions.

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