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, January 10, 2016

#784: Urial

The Urial is a subspecies of wild sheep, inhabiting the grassy slopes below the timberline. This environment is largely treeless, and Urial are predominantly grazers, but will occasionally browse on shrubs. Males are characterised by their large, curved horns; female's horns are much smaller. Outside of breeding season, the rams and the ewes rarely interact. During breeding season, the ram will mate with 4-5 females. Five months later, before giving birth, the ewes retreat into isolated gullies or ravings to give birth in relative safety.

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