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.

Monday, January 11, 2016

#785: Vampire Bat

The Vampire Bats are three species of South American bat, named for their highly specialised diet. This consists, almost exclusively, of blood.Vampire Bats are fairly small, measuring only 7-9 cm in length. He approaches his prey across the ground, hopping and creeping using his elongated thumbs, before making a tiny incision with his teeth. His saliva contains an anti-coagulant, which keeps the blood flowing. In one night, he can double his weight with blood. Vampire Bats are highly social and cooperative, and if one bat does not drink enough in one night, the others will share theirs.

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