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.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Creature Feature #434: Loris

Loris are nocturnal prosimians, found in the tropical rainforests and woodland of Sri Lanka, India and Southeast Asia. There are two Genera: the slow lorises and the slender lorises. Both use a slow and cautious method of locomotion, making their way through the trees and methodically stalking their prey. Generally insects are preferred, but other invertebrates, fruit and leaves may be included. Infant Lorises are left in a nest while the mother forages. To protect her infant from predation, she first licks her inner elbow - which contains a mild toxin - and then bathes the youngster in saliva, thus rendering it unpleasant to eat.

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