PAINTING PAWTY: Patty the Matschie’s tree kangaroo holds a paintbrush in her paw to create a work of art at Zoo Miami in Florida.
Photograph by Ron Magill, Zoo Miami
COLORFUL CREATION: Maggie the California sea lion uses a mixture of bright colors—and her mouth—to paint her masterpiece at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.
Photograph by AP Photo, Gene J. Puskar
STEP RIGHT UP: A Fiordland crested penguin named Mr. Munro steps in paint before walking across a blank canvas at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia.
Photograph by Cameron Spencer, Getty Images
BODY PAINT: A naked mole rat crawls through globs of paint to create its artwork at Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C.
Photograph by Mehgan Murphy, Smithsonian’s National Zoo
TRUNK TECHNIQUE: Karishma the Asian elephant regularly paints at England’s Whipsnade Zoo. She uses her trunk to grip the brush as she moves it across the canvas.
Photograph by CARL COURT, AFP, Getty Images
FANCY FOOTWORK: A hyancinth macaw at the Nashville Zoo in Tennessee makes thin paint strokes with its feet.
Photograph by ZJAN, Amiee Stubbs, Newscom
LIPSTICK, ANYONE?: A female orangutan named Karen paints on paper—and her face—at the San Diego Zoo in California.
Photograph by Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo via Getty Images
SMELL THAT?: To celebrate World Tapir Day, a Brazilian tapir at the Zoo de Cerza in northwestern France spreads paint on a canvas—using its nose!
Photograph by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU, AFP, Getty Images
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