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.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Creature Feature #530:Ocelot

The Ocelot is a South American wild cat with a range extending through Central America and as far north as Texas. Like most small wild cats he is territorial, nocturnal and generally solitary. His preferred prey is animals smaller than himself: rodents, birds, reptiles and amphibians. He tracks their scent trails but also has strong night vision. Although he only meets up with females long enough to mate, he will sometimes share a his daytime sleeping place with another male Ocelot. Ocelots are occasionally kept as pets - Salvador Dali owned one - but like all non-domesticated exotics, they are unpredictable and can be dangerous or damaging.

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