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.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Creature Feature #476: Monito del Monte

The Monito del Monte is a marsupial mouse found in the forests of South America. He is the New World marsupial most closely related to the Australian marsupial species. Arboreal in nature, he constructs a spherical nest of waterproof leaves, lining it with moss and grass. His tail is somewhat prehensile and hairless on the underside, allowing him better grip against the tree branches. It also is used to store fat to last him through his winter hibernation period.

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