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, September 19, 2015

#683: Scorpion

The Scorpions are an Order of arachnid, characterised by their grasping pedipalps and narrow, segmented tail with its venomous stinger. There are around 1750 identified species, ranging across every continent except Antarctica and being absent from many islands. The greatest variation occurs within the tropics.  Scorpions scurry through leaf litter, beneath rocks, up and down trees and across intertidal zones. Predatory in nature, most species feed on other invertebrates, but a larger species will pursuit small vertebrates. Prey is crushed in the claws, or pierced by the venomous tail barb.

This is an African Tri-colour Scorpion, of which there are around 60 species, some of which are popular in the pet trade.

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