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, January 3, 2015

Creature Feature #441: Macaque

The Macaques are a Genus of Old World monkeys, naturally occuring in North Africa and across the Middle East to Asia, with one species also found in southern Europe. They are characterised by their omnivorous diets, semi-terrestrial lifestyle and vestigal tail. This is a Japanese Macaque. They is the most northern-living non-human primate species and live in a very cold climate. To keep warm, they often gather around hot springs, immersing themselves in the water. They have been known to engage in snowball fights for fun. One individual was observed washing the sand from her food - a behaviour that the rest of her troop followed and has now been passed on through the generations.

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