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, March 24, 2015

Creature Feature #521: Nurse Shark

The nocturnal Nurse Shark makes his home in the tropical and subtropical waters of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. He is a sluggish fish, hunting dormant prey. During the day, he returns to his favourite resting spots - often under a submerged ledge or in a crevice. Some have been observed resting on the ocean floor, body suported on his fins. This provides a false shelter for crustaceans, which he can then ambush and eat. Nurse Sharks can grow up to 14m long, and are equipped with strong jaws and serrated teeth. They are not, however, dangerous to humans and will only attack if harrassed.

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