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, January 20, 2016

#794: Velvet Worm

There are 180 species of Velvet Worm, found in tropical and southern temperate habitats. It is thought that he hasn't changed much in 500 million years. Unlike arthropods, he lacks a hard exoskeleton and is instead covered in tiny scales, giving him a velvety look and providing a waterproof covering. He is prone to dessication, and favours moist humid habitats. Carnivorous in diet, the Velvet Worm is an ambush predator, squirting his prey with slime to subdue it, before injecting saliva that dissolves the prey's insides.

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