Animals and keepers at zoos are finding unique ways to stay entertained during a time that would normally be bringing in quite the crowds. The Houston Zoo's animals are taking up a new hobby, and it's one that brings just as much joy to us as we're sure it does to them: painting! That's right, some of our favorite animals from Houston's zoo are painting masterpieces in their spare time, and, as the cherry on top, we can buy their completed works of art.

Every purchase helps save animals in the wild, so, not only is it adorable, but it's for a great cause.

Asian elephants, sea lions, goats, various birds, white rhinoceros, meerkats, gorillas, clouded leopards, bears, tigers, cheetahs, and more are all participating in the arts and craft. 

Each animal has its works of art listed on the Houston Zoo's website for you to check out and purchase.

You'll be amazed by what some of these animals can create!

Above, you can see Rainbow the red-sided Eclectus parrot thrilled by his completed masterpiece.

When you order a painting, you'll receive an unmatted flat canvas along with a photo of the animal artist with a short biography. Did we mention shipping and handling are included for domestic orders?

Prices of the paintings range depending on the work of art with some as cheap as $50 and others as expensive as $250.

I mean, how many people can say the painting they have hanging in their room was by a real sea lion?

The designs of the paintings vary based on the talented animal that painted them. The elephant pictures feature many trunk "kisses" and the multi-colored abstract art by Seamus the goat will leave you in awe. 


Whichever Houston Zoo animal is your favorite, you're likely to find a beautiful piece of art painted by them that you can hang up on your walls. 

Not only are these animals staying entertained, but they're still managing to entertain us as well. 

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