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.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Creature Feature #519: Nurseryfish

The Nurseryfish is a large freshwater fish - growing to around 60cm long - and found in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Australia. Here he makes his home in brackish waters, estuaries and slow-moving rivers. His diest consists of small fish and crustaceans. A popular game fish, his taste is well regarded and he is commonly eaten. The male's forehead is covered in a cluster of short hooks. These are used to anchor the egg clusters  in place until the hatch.

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