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 30, 2015

Creature Feature #527: Ocean Sunfish

From one ocean giant to another, meet the Ocean Sunfish. This collossus of the piscian world weighs in at around 1,000 kg - the heaviest bony fish in the world. He is dorsally flattened, and sustains his bulk on a diet of jellyfish, with the occasional cephalopod, crustacean or small fish. His thick skin and massive size make him undesirable as prey, but bluefin tuna, shark and orca will occasionally eat juveniles. Sea lions have been known to "play" with them, ripping off the fins and leaving the handicapped fish to die. Female Sunfish produce more fry - around 300 million at a time - than any other vertebrate.

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