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.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Creature Feature #431: Loggerhead

The Loggerhead is a large sea turtle, found in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. She is omnivorous, her diet consisting mostly of bottom-dwelling invertebrates. The only time she comes ashore is to breed, hauling herself up the beach and scraping a pit into which to deposit her eggs. She will lay over 100 eggs. These hatch about 80 days later, with the youngster digging their way out during the night. They must then make the perilous journey to the sea, following the glow of the moon upon the horizon.

Loggerheads are endangered due to habitat destruction/disturbance, getting captured in fishing nets and drowning, ingesting plastic debris, and also climate change - the gender of the offspring is determined by the temperature of the eggs, meaning that gender skews are likely.

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