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.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Creature Feature #590: Pinwheel

The Dlinza Pinwheel is a strange and beautiful snail, characterised by the bristles radiating from their almost translucent shell. They are found only in the Dlinza forest, in South Africa, an area that measures only 250 hectares. Preferred habitat is coastal scarp forest, where they can be found beneath the low-level leaves, within the leaf litter and under decaying logs. Although the forest is protected, it lies within an area of urban development and the snail is very vulnerable to habitat disturbance and weather fluctuations.

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