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.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

#878: Zigzag Heron

The Zigzag Bittern is a small member of the heron Family. She inhabits subtropical and tropical swamps in the Amazon basin. She is elusive and well camouflaged, making her rarely seen and little studied. Her diet is thought to consist of fish and flying insects, and she has been observed foraging through leaf litter. As further tracts of the Amazon are being cleared for cattle ranching and soy production, she is now considered Near Threatened with extinction.

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