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, August 3, 2015

#643: Raven

Raven is the name given to several large members of the Corvid Family, mostly represented by the Common Raven. She has a cosmopolitan distribution, occuring across North America and Europe. Intelligent and resourceful, she is a generalist feeder. Juvenile Ravens form small flocks, during which the male will begin to court a female, although they do not pair-bond for 2-3 years. Once bonded, they form a life-long monogamous partnership. Ravens can live a long time, over 40 years in captivity, sometimes over 20 in the wild. They are capable of problem-solving, imitation and insight, making them one of the most intelligent non-primates in the world.

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