Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Penguin Picasso

This photo provided by the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in Columbia, S.C. shows Ricky, a 7 year-old Rockhopper penguin making a painting to raise money for the wildlife conservation efforts.

Ricky's painting was the first sold in the auction of art by animals nationwide for $ 180 Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008, in Columbia, S.C.

"What we did basically was put some paint on the floor and aim him toward it with a fish on the other side," Martin Vince, curator of birds at the South Carolina zoo, said.

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