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, January 27, 2015

Creature Feature #465: Mink

There are two extant species of Mink, a semi-aquatic mustelid. The third, the Sea Mink, was the largest. He was hunted to extinction to fulfil the demand of the fur-trade, around 1870. Of the two living species, the European Mink is Critically Endangered, in part due to the establishment of the other species, the American Mink in Europe (due to escapees or releasees from fur farms). Minks are sleek, alert carnivores characterised by their thick, soft pelt and webbed toes.

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