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, September 8, 2015

#672: Sacred Baboon

The Sacred, or Hamadryas, Baboon is found in north-east of Africa - from Ethiopia across into Yemen and Saudi Arabia. Here he can be found in the semi-desert areas, using cliffs for sleeping and finding water. He follows an omnivorous diet, feeding on blossoms and seeds during the wet season and dry leaves, small animals and invertebrates during the dry. These Baboons have a complex social structure. Each male lives with up to ten females in a "harem". These harems will join together with one or two others to form a "clan", usually with related males. Several clans will gather together in a "band". These can consist of up to 200 individuals, and travel together as a group. Bands will unite to form a "troop", which essentially share the same cliff.

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