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 19, 2015

Creature Feature #457: Marmoset

Marmosets are a Family of New World monkeys, occupying the upper canopy of the forest. This fellow is a Common Marmoset. He follows a largely vegetarian diet, supplemented with insects and other invertebrates. He lives in a family group, with one or two breeding females and their offspring, extended family members and unrelated individuals. Twins are often born, occasionally triplets. All the adults play an active role in carrying the youngsters, and display co-operative behaviour, such as sharing food.

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