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 20, 2015

Creature Feature #517: Numbat

The Numbat is a marsupial insectivore, once widespread across southern Australia. However, the introduction of the fox had a massive impact on this terrestrial species, and now only scattered populations remain in western Australia. In recent years, wild populations have been established from captive bred animals, in two fenced reserves of south Australia. Her diet consists, exclusively, of termites - and she can requires 20,000 a day. She is solitary and territorial, aggressively defending it from other females, but allowing the range of males to overlap - especially in breeding season.

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