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, December 26, 2015

Creature Feature #771: Turaco

Turacos are medium-sized birds of Africa. There are a number of species, characterised by their semi-zygodactylous toes and short rounded wings. None are strong fliers, and they prefer to run through the canopy. Diet is predominantly fructivorous, and they have a fondness for bananas, which has earned them the bird Family of Musophagidae (literally: "banana eater"). They also dine on insects and leaves. This fine fellow is Ross's Turaco.

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