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, April 1, 2015

Creature Feature #529: Jackalope

The Jackalope is an unusual species of hare. He was first discovered in Wyoming in the 1930s, and has since spread into South Dakota and further south, through the open prairies, as far as Texas. He is a creature of the open plains, relying on extreme bursts of speed to evade predation. Both male and female Jackalopes are horned, although the male's rack is generally more impressive, and used for defense and in courtship displays. Jackalope communicate using a vast array of calls and engage in mimicry: singing to cattle at night or joining in on campfire songs.

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