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.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

#780: Umbrella Cockatoo

The Umbrella Cockatoo is endemic to Indonesia. Here he inhabits lowland tropical rainforest, feeding on nuts, berries, fruit and the occasional insect. Like all cockatoos, he is intelligent and curious, and highly social. This, combined with his affectionate nature, makes him popular as a pet. Every year, hundreds of birds are taken from their natural habitat and smuggled out of the country. He is also suffering from habitat loss.

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