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Andy, a new Madagascar hissing cockroach, scurried around a new best hvlp spray gun canvas and the outcome would always be a piece inside purple, green and also yellow tones.

OAKLAND(CBS/AP) Elephants, giraffes, lemurs, and also any cockroach in the OaklandZoo are already exploring their own imaginative sides to become able to generate colorful paintings that will be auctioned with regard to charity.

It was fun for them simply because they will got treats pertaining to participating, Mora said.

Maggie, any Nigerian dwarf goat, had the woman's hooves dipped throughout blue, green and yellow paint and in addition the keeper coaxed your ex along with snacks simply to walk on a canvas.

The painting sessions were conducted through zoo keepers who employed simply positive-reinforcement, including plenty associated with treats, while they labored with almost all the animals, zoo spokeswoman Nicky Mora said.

The bidding this coming year will end Sept. twenty as well as the funds raised will advantage OaklandZoos conservation partners, that are working within the field in order for you to save wild animals, Mora said.

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Some of the paintings will be exhibited starting Thursday as well as through September 20at Your Blueprint, the tea lounge, throughout Oakland.



Thirty-two with the functions will possibly be auctioned upon eBay beginning Thursday.

Elephants were helped to keep paintbrushes inside their trunks and giraffes inside their mouths and produced their own artwork 1 stroke with a time. Goats, lemurs, and also meerkats had their hooves, paws or perhaps claws dabbed along with nontoxic, water-based paint and also ran over the blank sheet regarding poster board whilst chasing a new treat.

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None of the animals ended up being forced to adopt part, the girl said.

Last year, OaklandZoo auctioned off twelve paintings and also raised nearly $10,000.

Posted Sep 10, 2015 at 1:29pm

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