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.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Creature Feature #509: Nilgai

The Nilgai is Asia's largest Antelope. He is commonly found in the farmland or scrub forest of India. Some were introduced to Texas in the 1920s for trophy hunting, and now a wild population has established from escaped individuals. Although he prefers to live near waterholes, Nilgai can survive for days without water. Outside of the breeding season, Nilgai live in single-sex herds and soemtiems graze with other antelope and deer.

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