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12 artsy animals that paint

By: Bryan Nelson on Dec. 14, 2009, 8 a.m.

Photo: cnsphoto

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Dolphins are already known for their complex social and emotional lives, and they're on the shortlist of animals considered self-aware. Who knew they also had a knack for watercolors? The dolphin seen here is from a sealife park in Qinhuangdao, Hebei Province in China, where the animal uses its artistic talents to help disseminate knowledge about the sea and sealife to park visitors.