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 21, 2015

Creature Feature #490: Nabarlek

The Nabarlek is a Pygmy Rock-wallaby, standing only about 30cm tall. She is found only in three areas of  Australia, including Kakadu National Park. During the day she sleeps sheltered in rock crevices and caves, venturing out at night to forage on the grass. She is shy and secretive, and as such little is known about her behaviour. Rock-wallaby are the goats of the marsupial world, being extremely agile. The rocky habitat affords them protection from most predators.

She has not yet received a IUCN rating - being considered "Data defiicient" buy populations are thought to be on the decline and the patchy distribution could cause future complications. For the purposes of Zootrophy, she will be classified as "near threatened".

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