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, March 4, 2016

#835: Wildebeest

The Wildebeest are a Genus of large antelopes, sometimes known as gnu. They live in large herds, sometimes combining with zebra and other hoofed megafauna. The blue wildebeest undertakes a vast annual migration, migrating with the rains. Animals gather into large herds, moving together with the younger animals towards the centre. protecting them somewhat from the multitude of predators. Wildebeest are affected by agriculture, with fences disrupting their migration routes and competition with cattle proving detrimental to the non-migratory herds.

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