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.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Creature Feature #415: Lechwe

There are three species of Lechwe - and several subspecies -  all found in the Kobus genus and generally found near wetlands and marshes. This species is the Nile Lechwe. He inhabits floodplains in Ethiopia, Sudan and Southern Sudan. He feeds both on land and in the water, grazing on water plants such as wild rice. Whilst he generally wades through the water, he is also a capable swimmer. Considered a highly prized hunting trophy, the species is now classified as Endangered.

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