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, November 21, 2015

#736: Swordfish

The Swordfish is a large migratory fish, named for his sword-shaped bill. Despite its appearance, it is not used as a spear but is occasionally used to slash at his prey, making it easier for him to catch. He is not social, but may swim in proximity to other Swordfish. During the summer months, he travels into cooler waters. He is a popular sport fish, and is frequently found on menus. Due to a ban on fishing, North American populations have improved, but he is considered overfished and of concern in other oceans.

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