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.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Creature Feature #429: Loach

 Loaches are bottom-dwelling, scavenging fish that are popular in the aquarium industry. This species is a Clown Loach. He is native to Indonesia, where he favours clear streams but occasionally ends up in the murky waters of the flood plains. He is a schooling fish, usually forming shoals of 5 or more, and sometimes schooling with other species, especially in aquariums. Alert and watchful, he generally lurks near the bottom, foraging in the substrate for snails and anything else edible.

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