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 18, 2015

Creature Feature #515: Noolbenger

The tiny Noolbenger, or Honey Possum, measures up to 9 cm in length. She follows a purely nectarivous diet, using her long pointed snout and brush tipped tongue to gather it. Unable to travel long distances, she is reliant on floral diversity with year-round access to flowering plants. During the heat of the day, she rests inside tree hollows or abandoned bird nests, coming out when it is cooler to feed. When it is too cold, her body enters a state of torpor, allowing her to slow her metabolism.

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