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.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Creature Feature #430: Lobster

The Lobster is a marine Crustacean, with a long body, muscular tail and equipped with an impressive pair of chelae (claws).* He lurks in burrows or crevices on the sea bed, feasting on live prey such as molluscs, annelids, fish and occasionally plant matter. Cannibalism is not unknown, especially in captivity. Lobster are long-lived, and may reach 70 years of age, growing in size as they age. Older Lobsters may be more fertile than younger ones. Lobster are highly valued as a food source by humans, although the eating of them was considered a mark of poverty until well within the twentieth century when they suddenly became regarded as a delicacy.

 This is a European Lobster.

* The clawless Spiny Lobster are not closely related and shall be dealt with independently.

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