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, December 19, 2014

Creature Feature #426: Lionfish

The Lionfish are a Genus of venomous marine fish, native tot he Indo-Pacific, with this Red Lionfish now invading the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. He is characterised by their ornate beauty and elaborate array of venomous spines. He is a skilled hunter, riding the water columns in pursuit of his prey, shooting jets of water to disorientate it. Once he has it cornered, the Lionfish spreads his fin and consumes it in a single mouthful. His favoured food is small fish, invertebrates and molluscs. His venom causes intense pain, vomiting, convulsions and other horrible symptoms and can result in temporary paralysis or death.

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