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.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Creature Feature #466: Marbled Polecat

We interrupt the alphabet to bring you this charming mustelid!

The Marbled Polecat makes his home in the grasslands and drier regions from southeastern Europe to western China. During the day he retreats into an abandoned ground squirrel burrow, emerging at night to  prey on rodents and other small vertebrates. He may also dig a little himself, balancing on his hindlegs and chin, using his front paws to excavate a den. During the winter, he will line his dens with grass.

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