I know some of you are thinking "but Darth Fanboy you don't give a rat's ass about art unless it's them there cartoons on the TV". Well that's not entirely true. While it doesn't entirely thrill me to go to art galleries or to see paintings done by humans I am absolutely thrilled with the concept of animal art.
You see, animals in captivity get bored, and one of the ways Zoos help them be entertained is to provide animals with non toxic paints and a canvas. The animals get stimulation out of the deal and don't particularly care about keeping the painting afterward, which means the Zoo or the SZookeepers can sell them to help raise money for their facility or charity. FUN STUFF!
Anyway i've taken to collecting this art as a reminder of what animals are capable of and as a great example of enrichment in my own home. Plus, a handful of these animals are endangered species and sad as it may sound the paintings done by these animals serve as a lasting impression that these wonderful creatures walked the Earth.
Hanging these things was a chore and even with help I was not able to make the display 100% perfect, but that's fine because I anticipate moving within 2-3 years anyway and i'd rather not spend much more time when it's going to get taken down one day.
These paintings are collected from 7 different organizations and represent 19 different species, six of these species are considered endangered by the IUCN Red List and two of them are critically endangered (Sumatran Orangutan and Western