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, April 7, 2015

Creature Feature #535: Onager

The Onager is an endangered equine. Once widespread across the central to southwest Asian countries, her range has now diminshed significantly due to poaching and habitat loss. Despite her resemblance to the domestic donkey, the Onager is notoriously untamable. Females live in small groups with their offspring, grazing on abundant grasses during the wet season and browsing leaves in the dry. She will also crack seed pods and demolish wood vegetation with her hooves.

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