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.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Creature Feature #568: Pallas Cat

The Pallas Cat is a distinct and very furry feline. He can be found in the grasslands and montane steppes of central Asia. Like most cats, he leads a solitary existence, preying on pika, rodents and ground birds. Due to his cold habitat, the breeding season is very short. Females give birth to up to six kittens in a den lined with vegetation and fur. Even in captivity, the mortality rate of kittens is high - around 45%.

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