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12 artsy animals that paint

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

Photo: Cindy Hanson/Oregon Coast Aquarium

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Sea lions

Many of the great artists have been known as much for their dramatic personalities (i.e., Van Gogh, Caravaggio, etc) as they have for their art, so perhaps it shouldn't come as a surprise that sea lions are among the world's most boisterous animal artists. Seen here at her home in the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, Lea the sea lion shows off one her famous flipper prints.