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, April 30, 2015

Creature Feature #558: Oyster

Oyster is the common name given to various Families of clam, found in both marine and brackish waters. They are filter feeders, drawing water in through their gills and straining it of nutrients, which are then trasnported to the mouth. Each Oyster is capable of filtering up to 5 litres of water an hour, improving the water quality of their environment. Many species of Oyster are harvested for the food industry, with the internal organs being considered a delicacy and reported to have aphrodisiac properties. They are high in zinc and other nutrients, whilst also being low in calories.

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