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.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Creature Feature #468: Minke Whale

The Minke Whales are the second smallest of the baleen whales, with females measuring an average of 7.4 m (males being slightly smaller). Two species occur, the Antarctic and the Common; they are capable of hybridising. At least one Antarctic Minke has been found in Arctic waters, meaning that it is very difficult to get a reliable estimate of population. Hunting of these whales was common until 1986, when a quota was set. They are now hunted by Iceland and Japan. Minke Whale are fairly long-lived - up to 60 years - and are thought to breed every two years.

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