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, January 5, 2015

Creature Feature #443: Magpie

The Magpies are various members of the Corvidae Family, spread across three Genera. The most commonly recognised are the Pica Genus, which contains the piebald birds such as this Eurasian Magpie. The Magpie is an intelligent bird, capable of recognising that it is himself in the mirror. He has also been observed engaging in social rituals such as grieving, as well as problem solving and tool use. He forms a monogamous partnership, and will only seek another if his mate is lost. 

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