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.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

#614: Perch

The Nile Perch is a large freshwater fish, measuring up to 2m in length. He is native to parts of Africa, and has been introduced to other other parts. A voracious and fierce predator, he feeds on small fish, including his own species. When this species was introduced to Lake Victoria, it proved an ecological disaster, devouring the native cichlids before moving onto smaller prey. The establishment of large fishing industries also affected the local human populations and has caused further environmental damage.

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