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.

Friday, July 3, 2015

#616: Pygmy Falcon

The Pygmy Falcon is a very small raptor, measuring no more than 19-20 cm in length. She lives in the dry forests of Africa, preying on insects, small reptiles and small mammals. During breeding season, she claims a nest among a weaver bird colony - while the original inhabitants are still present. The extra insulation of the nest helps her and the chicks to keep warm and dry. She provides a service for the weavers, preying on snakes and lizards that might predate their chicks. However, if food is scarce, she has been known to take the occasional weaver nestling.

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