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.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Creature Feature #510: Nine-banded Armadillo

The Nine-banded Armadillo is a very adaptable creature. Originally adapted from a warm, wet environment, he also will happily make his home in prairies, scrubland and even rainforest. However, his small size and poor insulation makes him susceptible to the cold and dehydration. He is an extensive burrower, maintaining a number of burrows within his territory. At dusk, he hunts for insects and small vertebrates. His sense of smell is senstive enough to detect a worm buried 20cm deep.

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