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 25, 2015

Creature Feature #577: Peccary

The Peccary is a medium-sized pig-like ungulate found in the Americas. Three species are well-known to science, and a fourth may exist. This is a Collared Peccary. She is a very adaptable omnivore, and is equally at home in rainforest and grasslands, as well as within the urban environs. Social groups are known as "bands" and contain between 8-15 members of various ages  Bands are lead by a dominant male and do much of their foraging at dawn and dusk. Omnivorous in diet, she will eat almost anything: berries, roots, grass, and in the drier parts of the range, she relies on the prickly pear cactus for water. Insects and lizards are also consumed.

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