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12 artsy animals that paint

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

Photo: Hutchinson Zoo

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Even raccoons get in on the artistic act. Although they are adept at manipulating objects with their human-like hands, these critters from the Hutchinson Zoo in Kansas prefer art of a slightly more abstract nature. Rather than simply using their paws like many other animal artists, raccoons prefer to paint using objects like the sea shells seen here.