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, September 25, 2014

Creature Feature #341: Inca Tern

The Inca Tern is a characterised by his fine moustache (also sported by the females). His range extends along the Humboldt current, on the western side of South America. Here he soars on air currents, scanning the waters for small fish - such as anchovies - on which to feed. Once sighted, he will drop into a dive, striking the water and seizing the prey in his sharp beak. Nests are built on steep cliffs, in burrows and fissures, including the abandoned nests of Humboldt penguins.

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