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.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

#811: Vulture

The Vulture may not be the prettiest bird in the world, but he is essential to the environment. He acts as nature's cleaner, scavenging the bits of the animal that no other predator can manage. Vultures will even eat blood-soaked sand. Vulture species fall into two categories: Old World and New World. The Old World species inhabit Africa, Europe and Asia. Vultures are in sharp decline, especially in India and Nepal. A drug used on animals in that part of the world, Diclofenac, is thought to be the major cause. In Africa they are also suffering from poisoning and habitat loss.

This fellow, the Ruppell's Vulture, is the highest flying bird in the world - sighted at 11, 300 m above sea level. He is Critically Endangered.

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