Painting Are Sold By Artists, Who Happen To Be Animals

in art •  6 months ago

The beauty of it is that the animals not only benefit from it, but that it has the potential to strengthen bonds between animal and their keepers.

Credit: Morgan Reese

The Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City, Utah, seems to be doing wonders for their animals; not forcing anyone of them to take part in the artistic department, but some seem to enjoy it very much.

Some would debate it's quite therapeutic even if we can't say for sure.

Giving these beautiful creatures the ability and tools to do as they wish in an artistic way; selling the paintings in which 100 percent of the proceeds is funded right back into organizations created to assist with their well being and enclosures is a spectacular idea and such an excellent way to spend time with God's creatures.

The other cool thing about purchasing these masterpieces is that a picture of the artistic animal that painted it is attached to it, as seen on the picture above.

Elephants are some of the most intelligent animals walking the earth. They have high-cognitive skills and for the most part are very social creatures.

Did you know that there are more than 100,000 muscle units in an elephant's trunk? Making the paint brush caress its canvas comes with no strain whatsoever. I mean, they're fully capable of lifting trees straight from the ground.

Gorillas, wolves, lizards, harbor seals, and sea lions are also some of the beautiful creatures that take some time to tap into their artistic minds.

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That's all fine and good, but a Lemur all hoped up on cheap wine just isn't going to be able to schmooze at the gallery opening like a real artist.

But all seriousness, it's about time they give the prisoners something to do. I hope the art sales actually provide the animals with rewards like bigger cages and more channels on their TV's


Lemurs rarely can hold their wine. Two glasses and they are sloshed.

Animal artists?...hmmm