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.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Creature Feature #516: Nudibranch

Nudibranch are a Clade of soft-bodied molluscs, living in the marine environment. There are over 2,300 species recognised and they are all remarkedly strange and colourful. In many cases this colour acts as a warning, for many species of Nudibranch are distasteful or poisonous. All known species are carnivorous, and feed on sponges, hydroids and other primitive marine animals, with some species even seeking larger and toxic prey (like our old friend, the Blue Angel, which feeds on Portugese Man 'o war). CAnnibalism is not unknown, either. Nudibranch are hermaphroditic, but cannot self fertilise.

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