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.

Friday, July 10, 2015

#622: Queen Angelfish

The Queen Angelfish inhabits the reefs near Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. His preferred diet is sponges, but he also eats tunicates, plankton, jellyfish and coral. He can normally be found in pairs, and may form a monogamous bond. During mating, the pair join their bellies together, rising up in the water and simultaneously releasing their eggs or sperm. Fertilised eggs hatch into embryonic larvae, which develop into free-swimming fish. Juveniles often serve as "cleaners" and feed on the parasites of larger fish.

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