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, March 11, 2015

Creature Feature #508: Night Parrot

The Night Parrot is a nocturnal parrot, found in Australia's dry interior. He makes his home in triodia grasslands, where he feeds on seeds and herbs. He is so rare and secretive that he is only very rarely sighted and has only once been photographed. From 1912-1979, he was never seen and there was speculation that he had become extinct. Sightings since then have been extremely rare. He is mostly known from deceased specimens.

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