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, March 5, 2016

#836: Wobbegong

The Wobbegong, or carpet sharks, are a Family of sharks. They can be characterised by their cryptic colouration and generally flattened form. This makes her an ideal ambush predator and she spends much of her life resting on the ocean floor. Her whisker-like lobes are sensory organs, used to detect prey as it comes near her. Her teeth are small, but sharp, and although she mostly consumes small fish, she will bite if stepped on or provoked by divers.

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