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.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Creature Feature #575: Peafowl

No tarantula, sorry. You'll have to wait until "T".
The Peafowl are three species of gamefowl, characterised by the eye-catching colouration and elaborate plumes of the male. The most commonly known species, the Indian Peafowl, has been domesticated and can be found in wildlife parks across the world. Peafowl practise a polygamous mating system, and during breeding season the male raises his plumes, spreading them in a fan-like shape. This cannot fail to capture the female's eye. Outside of the breeding season, he sheds these feathers. Despite their ungainly appearance, Peafowl are skilled fliers, and frequently roost in the trees to escape predation.

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