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, January 9, 2015

Creature Feature #447: Maned Wolf

The Maned Wolf is neither fox nor wolf. Her long legs enable her to see as she stalks the grasslands of South America. She is not social like other canids, sharing her territory only with her mate and even then meeting him rarely. The two use scent to communicate, marking hunting areas or cached food with urine. It has a distinct odour, not unlike hops or cannibas.  Her diet consists of small vertebrates and vegetable matter contributes a large proportion. She plays a role in seed dispersal and propogation.

She is classified as "near threatened" due to hunting, habitat loss and disease.

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