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.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

#649: Red Wolf

Another animal that starts with an adjective. Oh well! This is the last "red" animal, I promise! (although warning, there will be a number of "yellow" ones later).

The Red Wolf is found only in the southeastern United States and considered an immediate between the Wolf and the Coyote. Her taxonomic status is not truly known, although she is currently considered a distinct species. Unfortunately, an extensive extermination project combined with coyote-crossbreeding reduced the population to very small numbers. Captive breeding has seen her reintroduced to some of her formal habitat, although she is critically endangered. In behaviour, she is more social than a coyote, but less so than a wolf. Partnerships are monogamous, and the two raise up to seven pups.

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