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.

Friday, February 5, 2016

#810: Vole

There are over 150 species of Vole, small rodents similar in size to a mouse, but rounder in body. Voles breed fast and die young, producing between 5 and 10 litters a year, with up to 10 offspring each litter. Very few Voles live longer than a year. They play an important role in the food chain of many species - from owls, mustelids, foxes, cats, basically anything of medium size and carnivorous diet. Her own diet is vegetation, and she enjoys snackinmg on succulent root systems of plants, not stopping until the plant is dead. 

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