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Animal artists

Pigcasso, a rescued pig, paints on a canvas at the Farm Sanctuary in Franschhoek, outside Cape Town, South Africa. REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham

Pigcasso, a rescued pig, paints on a canvas at the Farm Sanctuary in Franschhoek, outside Cape Town, South Africa. REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham

Pigcasso, a rescued pig, paints on a canvas at the Farm Sanctuary in Franschhoek, outside Cape Town, South Africa. REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham
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Giant panda Yang Yang holds a brush behind pictures it painted at Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria. One hundred of her works will be sold online for 490 euros each, to fund a picture book about the Vienna zoo's pandas. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

Giant panda Yang Yang holds a brush behind pictures it painted at Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria. One hundred of her works will be sold online for 490 euros each, to fund a picture book about the Vienna zoo's pandas. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

Giant panda Yang Yang holds a brush behind pictures it painted at Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria. One hundred of her works will be sold online for 490 euros each, to fund a picture book about the Vienna zoo's pandas. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader
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Sandra, a 42-year-old elephant, paints with her trunk in a Hungarian travelling circus of Florian Richter Circus in Budapest, Hungary. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

Sandra, a 42-year-old elephant, paints with her trunk in a Hungarian travelling circus of Florian Richter Circus in Budapest, Hungary. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

Sandra, a 42-year-old elephant, paints with her trunk in a Hungarian travelling circus of Florian Richter Circus in Budapest, Hungary. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh
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Guests observe the artwork of chimpanzees and orangutans, residents of the Center For Great Apes sanctuary, during the Apes That Paint exhibit at Frames USA & Art Gallery in Miami, Florida. REUTERS/Mary Beth Koeth

Guests observe the artwork of chimpanzees and orangutans, residents of the Center For Great Apes sanctuary, during the Apes That Paint exhibit at Frames USA & Art Gallery in Miami, Florida. REUTERS/Mary Beth Koeth

Guests observe the artwork of chimpanzees and orangutans, residents of the Center For Great Apes sanctuary, during the Apes That Paint exhibit at Frames USA & Art Gallery in Miami, Florida. REUTERS/Mary Beth Koeth
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Bull elephant Noppakhao (Peter), aged 7, paints a picture of another elephant in Ayutthaya province, north of Bangkok. Noppakhao paints to earn an income for himself and his owner. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

Bull elephant Noppakhao (Peter), aged 7, paints a picture of another elephant in Ayutthaya province, north of Bangkok. Noppakhao paints to earn an income for himself and his owner. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

Bull elephant Noppakhao (Peter), aged 7, paints a picture of another elephant in Ayutthaya province, north of Bangkok. Noppakhao paints to earn an income for himself and his owner. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang
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Asuka, a 3-year-old female chimpanzee, reacts to another chimpanzee's call as she draws an oil painting at a studio at Izu Shaboten Park in Ito, southwest of Tokyo. REUTERS/Kimimasa Mayama

Asuka, a 3-year-old female chimpanzee, reacts to another chimpanzee's call as she draws an oil painting at a studio at Izu Shaboten Park in Ito, southwest of Tokyo. REUTERS/Kimimasa Mayama

Asuka, a 3-year-old female chimpanzee, reacts to another chimpanzee's call as she draws an oil painting at a studio at Izu Shaboten Park in Ito, southwest of Tokyo. REUTERS/Kimimasa Mayama
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Lily Mancebo and Isreal Osoria look at a painting by Ripley, a 27-year-old male chimpanzee, during the Apes That Paint exhibit at Frames USA & Art Gallery in Miami, Florida. REUTERS/Mary Beth Koeth

Lily Mancebo and Isreal Osoria look at a painting by Ripley, a 27-year-old male chimpanzee, during the Apes That Paint exhibit at Frames USA & Art Gallery in Miami, Florida. REUTERS/Mary Beth Koeth

Lily Mancebo and Isreal Osoria look at a painting by Ripley, a 27-year-old male chimpanzee, during the Apes That Paint exhibit at Frames USA & Art Gallery in Miami, Florida. REUTERS/Mary Beth Koeth
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A sea lion named Jackie, biting a calligraphy brush, practices writing the word "ox" in Chinese characters at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

A sea lion named Jackie, biting a calligraphy brush, practices writing the word "ox" in Chinese characters at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

A sea lion named Jackie, biting a calligraphy brush, practices writing the word "ox" in Chinese characters at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao
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Lottie and Adam Smith (L) pose for a portrait by Five, an African elephant, at at West Midlands Safari Park in Bewdley, central England. REUTERS/Darren Staples

Lottie and Adam Smith (L) pose for a portrait by Five, an African elephant, at at West Midlands Safari Park in Bewdley, central England. REUTERS/Darren Staples

Lottie and Adam Smith (L) pose for a portrait by Five, an African elephant, at at West Midlands Safari Park in Bewdley, central England. REUTERS/Darren Staples
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Gypsy, a 50-year-old orangutan, draws a picture with crayons during an art session at Tama Zoo Park in suburban Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Stringer

Gypsy, a 50-year-old orangutan, draws a picture with crayons during an art session at Tama Zoo Park in suburban Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Stringer

Gypsy, a 50-year-old orangutan, draws a picture with crayons during an art session at Tama Zoo Park in suburban Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Stringer
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Five, an African elephant, holds a paint brush as it paints a picture of Lottie and Adam Smith (not pictured) at West Midlands Safari Park in Bewdley, central England. REUTERS/Darren Staples

Five, an African elephant, holds a paint brush as it paints a picture of Lottie and Adam Smith (not pictured) at West Midlands Safari Park in Bewdley, central England. REUTERS/Darren Staples

Five, an African elephant, holds a paint brush as it paints a picture of Lottie and Adam Smith (not pictured) at West Midlands Safari Park in Bewdley, central England. REUTERS/Darren Staples
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Two workers display pictures painted by elephant Tanga (behind) at the Cologne Zoo in Germany. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Two workers display pictures painted by elephant Tanga (behind) at the Cologne Zoo in Germany. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Two workers display pictures painted by elephant Tanga (behind) at the Cologne Zoo in Germany. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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Lucky, a 4-year-old Cambodian elephant, paints for a crowd in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Lucky was orphaned after poachers shot her parents in the jungle. Sold into slavery, she was later rescued by an animal charity and now performs circus tricks to earn her living. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea

Lucky, a 4-year-old Cambodian elephant, paints for a crowd in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Lucky was orphaned after poachers shot her parents in the jungle. Sold into slavery, she was later rescued by an animal charity and now performs circus tricks to earn...more

Lucky, a 4-year-old Cambodian elephant, paints for a crowd in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Lucky was orphaned after poachers shot her parents in the jungle. Sold into slavery, she was later rescued by an animal charity and now performs circus tricks to earn her living. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea
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An elephant paints a picture at Mae Sa elephant camp in Chiang Mai province, Thailand. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

An elephant paints a picture at Mae Sa elephant camp in Chiang Mai province, Thailand. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

An elephant paints a picture at Mae Sa elephant camp in Chiang Mai province, Thailand. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang
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A woman paints the wall next to a painting that is part of an exhibition of works created by elephants, titled "When Elephants Paint" at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia. REUTERS/David Gray

A woman paints the wall next to a painting that is part of an exhibition of works created by elephants, titled "When Elephants Paint" at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia. REUTERS/David Gray

A woman paints the wall next to a painting that is part of an exhibition of works created by elephants, titled "When Elephants Paint" at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia. REUTERS/David Gray
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