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, September 21, 2015

#685: Screamer

There are three species of Screamer, a handsome South American waterfowl. He is named for his screaming call. This is the Southern Screamer. He makes his home near water in marshes and open areas, where he grazes on water plants. Screamers bear large spurs on his wings, which are used in territorial disputes and fights over mates. These can break off during the combat, but grow back quickly. Chicks are precocial, and learn to swim upon hatching. They imprint easily on humans and are thus ammenable to domestication.

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