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, August 14, 2014

Creature Feature #299: Hammerhead

The Hammerhead is characterised by his oddly shaped head, which somewhat resembles a hammer. The purpose for this may be related to improved sensory functions, as it allows the shark 360 degrees of vision. It may also help him keep stable while making sharp turns, although his vertebrae is also specially developed to aid in this. During the day he gathers in schools, but in the evening he becomes a solitary hunter.  His mouth is very small, and he feeds mostly along the ocean bed, dining on squid, stingrays and other fish. He will use his head to pin the prey, before killing and eating it.

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