Paintings by Species

For the last 50 years, zoo animals around the world have been tricked into painting. In many cases, the “art” has fetched big bucks: up to $25,000 for Chimp and Orangutan work. It’s time for a comprehensive art show to compare styles:

Maggie, Sea Lion, Pittsburgh Zoo

Congo, Chimpanzee, London (1950’s)

“Make Me Fly” by Seng Wong, Indian Elephant, Bali, Indonesia

Nonja, Orangutan, Schoenbrunn Zoo, Vienna, Austria

Lomako, Bonobo, Milwaukee County Zoo, Milwaukee WI, USA

Anonymous Great Ape, Mefou Forest Reserve, Camaroon