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 26, 2015

Creature Feature #464: Milne-Edwards Sifaka

The Milne-Edwards Sifaka is a lemur from the eastern coastal rainforest of Madagascar. She is characterised by her piebald colouration and is closely related to the Diademed Sifaka. Like most lemur species, the Milne-Edwards Sifaka has claws specially adapted for grooming. including a special "toilet-claw" on the second toe of each foot. Her big toe is also enlarged and prehensile, allowing her to better grip tree branches. Her arboreal lifestyle requires great agility and coordination as she leaps from tree to tree, very rarely touching the ground.

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