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 23, 2015

#687: Seahorse

The Seahorse is characterised by his upright posture, segmented body, horse-like face and prehensile tail. There are 54 species spread across the world, varying in colour and number of body rings. Seahorse swim vertically and are weak swimmers, using their dorsal fin and pectoral fins to steer. The Pygmy Seahorse is the slowest moving fish in the world. Because of this, he spends much of his time anchored to a stationary object. His long snout acts as a vacuum, sucking small crustaceans from the water. Fertilzation is external, with the eggs implanted into the male's pouch, where they are incubated and nourished until they hatch and he gives birth.

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