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, October 11, 2015

#695: Sheep

True Sheep are  members of the Genus Ovis, in the Bovine Family. There are at least five species, one of which is the domestic sheep - thought to be descended from the Mouflon. This fellow is a North American species, the Dall Sheep. Other species include the Bighorn, the Urial and the Argali. Sheep are highly sociable ruminants, stockier than their relatives. They make their homes in mountainous and hilly regions. His main diet consists of grass, lichen and other plant matter and he does not require a lot of water. In wild species, both the male and female have spiraled horns, with the male's being much larger.

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