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 29, 2014

Creature Feature #436: Lungfish

Lungfish are freshwater fish which retain some primitive characteristics: such as the ability to breathe air and their lobed fins. They are found in Africa, South America and Australia. Of the six extant species, this Queensland Lungfish is the most primitive. His species has changed very little in over 100 million years. He is capable of surviving out of water for several days, but must be kept moist - other species can survive periods of total water depletion. He is long-lived species, with males reaching sexual maturity at 17 years, females at 22 years.

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