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, May 30, 2015

Creature Feature #582: Petrel

The name Petrel is given to three different Families of Procellariiformes seabirds. They are characterised by their tubular nasal passage, which is used for locating the patchily distributed prey. They also drink sewater, and exude the salt via a special gland at the base of the bill, dripping a saline solution from their nostrils. Marine foragers, the majority of their life is spent gliding above the ocean, and snatching fish or squid from near the surface or diving for it. This fellow, the Cape Petrel, is a common Antarctic and sub-Antarctic species.

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