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.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Creature Feature #553: Oxapampa Poison Frog

Today is  the 7th annual “Save the Frogs” day. So, I figured I would track down a frog that started with O. This was not as easy as you might think, being that I have already drawn the Ornate Horned Frog. Luckily, thewebsiteofeverything introduced me to this fellow, the critically endangered Oxapampa Poison Frog.

The Oxapampa Poison Frog is found only in a patch of montane rainforest in Peru, near - you guessed it - Oxapampa. He was first discovered in 1998. diurnal in habit, he likely forages on terrestrial insects and has been found sleeping beneath leaf litter, near water. Most of the other frog species within his range favour nocturnal foraging. Due to logging and the cultivation of chili peppers, his habitat is badly fragmented and the introduction of rainbow trout to the region put him further at risk.

Here’s a chance to help save the frogs and receive beautiful art in this stunning hardback book “Amphibian Love”:

Or you can just go here and donate or learn more: http://www.savethefrogs.com/

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