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.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

#608: Proboscis Monkey

The Proboscis Monkey lives on the island of Borneo, characterised by the large, fleshy protrudence that is the nose. This is significantly larger in males, and can exceed 10 cm in length. Like many mammals, the females are extremely social, whilst the males lead a more solitary lifestyle. His diet is largely vegetarian, favouring fruit and leaves, with flowers, seeds and insects occasionally taken. Due to habitat loss and hunting, he is classified as Endangered.

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