Animals at the Oklahoma City Zoo are getting their Picasso on this week in preparation for the zoo's annual Art Gone Wild fundraiser which benefits conservation efforts.
The art show, made up of paintings done exclusively by zoo animals, begins Aug. 7 and runs through Aug. 31 at the A.K.A. Gallery, 3001 Paseo. There public is invited to the show's opening night from 6 to 9 p.m.
Artist animals will include elephants, snakes, rhinoceros, flamingos, grizzly bears and fish. In some cases, the tools are modified to fit the animal's need. At Stingray Bay a brush is made from PVC pipe that is attached to a dog toy loaded with fish. The rays push on the ball while one of the keepers handle the brush.