Wacky Weekend: Animal Artists

With the help of zookeepers and nontoxic paint supplies, animals let their creativity run wild. Check out an Asian elephant, a sea lion, and other artistic creatures in the photo gallery below.

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
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.
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