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, August 8, 2014

Creature Feature #293: Guppy

The Guppy is a tropical freshwater fish that has found success in aquaculture. Naturally occuring in northeast South America, they have been introduced across the world in an effort to control mosquito larvae. Female guppies will mate with multiple males, favouring the more colourful ones. She will birth up to 200 live fry (although usually 30-60). These tiny fish are indepedent from birth and the female is ready to breed again soon after. Popular in the pet trade, Guppies have been bred for flamboyance, with fancy tails and exaggerated fins.

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