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.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Creature Feature #505: Night Heron

Night Herons are, as their name suggests, nocturnal herons. There are seven extant species, spread across three Genera.  During the day, Night Heron's roost in trees and bushes, but as darkness falls he flies down to the water's edge to stalk or wait and ambush his prey of fish, crustaceans, small mammals or invertebrates. Nets are loosely constructed platforms, often built overhanging water. The pair may return to the same nest year-after-year, adding to the construction.

This fellow is a Yellow-crowned Night Heron. He is found in the lower south-east North America, along Central America and into South America.

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