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 18, 2015

#702: Skunk

The Skunks are a Family of Mustelids, notorious for their effective defense mechanism. His anal scent glands are more developed than that of related Mustelids and produce a sulphurous concoction of chemicals. If threatened, the Skunk will begin posturing: hissing, stamping and raising his tail, trying to deter the predator without resorting to his chemical warfare. He only carries enough for five or six uses, then requiring ten days to produce more. This spray is very efficient and can reach a range of 3m, and be targeting with precision. Skunks follow an omnivorous diet, including carrion, and are a primary predator of honeybees. He scratches at the front of the beehive, gobbling up any guard bees that come to investigate.

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