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, March 2, 2015

Creature Feature #499: Nekogigi

Nekogigi are a species of small Japanese Catfish, their range confined to one prefecture. He is a relatively small fish, growing to an average length of 10.8 cm. During the day he lurks beneath rocks and in crevices, venturing out to forage at night. His barbels are sensitive organs, containing taste buds, and help him to forage amongst the substrate for crustaceans, plankton and small fish. If threatened, he is capable of excreting a toxic substance from the spine in his dorsal or pectoral fin.

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