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.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

#779: Umbrellabird

Behold, the first of several "Umbrella" pre-faced species!

The Umbrellabird are three species of cotinga, inhabiting the rainforests of  Soiuth America. This fellow is the long-wattled species. This wattle can be inflated and amplifies his booming call. Females have greatly reduced wattles. His diet is omnivorous, and he dines on lizards, insects and fruit, with a preference for palm nuts.

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