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.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

#729: Sumatran Rhino

The Sumatran Rhinoceros is one of the most endangered mammals in the world. Fewer than 100 individuals are thought to surive in their wild home of Southeast Asia and she has been extirpated from much of her range. Solitary in nature, she roams in cloud forest and swamps. She marks the borders of her territory by scraping the soil, bending saplings and leaving dung. During the heat of the day, she often wallows in mud and is able to swim. At dawn and dusk, she browses on foliage. These Critically Endangered rhinos do not thrive in zoos, and very few have been born in captivity.

Here is some footage of a baby in an Indonesian sanctuary:

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