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, September 16, 2015

#680: Salamander

The Salamanders are a group of lizard-like amphibians. Like all amphibians, his skin is permeable to water and acts as a respiratory membrane. Consequently, Salamander are generally found in moist habitats, near water. Some species, like this Fire Salamander, are capable of exuding a toxic secretion through their skin, which acts as a deterrant to predators. He follows a carnivorous diet, eating anything he can catch and swallow. Like frogs, he begins life as a tadpole, but as he attains his adult form, he retains his tail. If body parts are lost, he is capable of regenerating new ones.

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