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 14, 2015

Creature Feature #483: Mouse

Whilst there are thirty known species of Mice, the most commonly known is the House Mouse. This little rodent is native to Eurasia, but has been introduced to most of the world. Mice are voracious breeders, capable of 5-10 litters per year. She is ready to breed at six weeks of age, and wild mice generally live for about a year. During courtship, the male sings to the female with high-pitched, ultrasonic calls. House Mice have been domesticated and are frequently kept as pets. Their social structures are related to the availability of food. If food is available in quantity, large colonies form with a rigid hierarchy. Where less food is available, mice form individual territories.

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