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.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

#823: Wattlebird

The Wattlebirds are various species of Australian honeyeater, characterised by the presence of the wattle: a bare, fleshy appendage generally around the face or neck. However, not all Wattlebirds actually have wattles. These are thought to play a role in courtship or territorial displays. This Red Honeyeater is native to southern Australia, where he inhabits open woodland. 

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