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.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Creature Feature #528: Ocellated Turkey

The Ocellated Turkey occurs naturally within the the Yacatan peninsula. He is closely related to the wild turkey, but smaller and more dramatically coloured. He leads a terrestrial existence, preferring running to flying. At night flocks will take to the trees to roost, away from nocturnal hunters. Nests are built on the ground, with teh chicks hatching after 28 days. They are precocial in nature and will leave the nest within 12 hours, following their mother as she forages.

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