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12 artsy animals that paint

Dec. 14, 2009, 8 a.m.
12 artsy animals that paint

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Portrait of an artist

Scientists have heralded the capacity for art as a key feature that separates humans from other species. But that was before we ever gave an animal a paintbrush. Whether with paws, jaws, hooves or hands, the animal kingdom is filled with creatures able to express themselves through art. To prove it, here's our list of 12 animals that paint. (Text: Bryan Nelson)