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.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

#658: Roadrunner

Roadrunners can run at up to 23 mph.
Coyotes can manage up to 43 mph.

Roadrunners are found in south-western states of America down to Mexico. She is the state bird of New Mexico and the largest member of the cuckoo family in America. Although she favours a terrestrial lifestyle, she is capable of flight. Her diet consists mainly of invertebrates and small vertebrates, and she has been known to kill and consume snakes. Unlike many of her cousins, she builds her own nest - a rudimentary platform - and both pairs raise the offspring.

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