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.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Creature Feature #562: Padloper

The Padlopers are a Genus of tiny tortoises, found only in Southern Africa. The tiny Speckled Padloper measures between 6-10 cms (with the females being the longest). The largest, the Greater Padloper averages just over 10cm in length. All species are vegetarian and have a specialist diet, restricted to plants found in their natural region. This unfortunately, does not deter people poaching them and introducing them into the pet trade. Only the Speckled and the Parrot-billed have been shown to adapt to captivity.

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