So, how brilliant and artistic is this sea lion?
PITTSBURGH - Some artists suffer for their work. Maggie, an 11-year-old sea lion at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, gets to eat dead fish for hers. Kesha Phares, a zoo trainer, has been teaching the animal to paint since last year.
"It's, in a way, enriching," Phares told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review for Wednesday's editions. "Sea lions are very smart animals, and painting keeps their minds active."
It took three months to get the animal to hold a paint brush and touch the bristles to paper.
This is astounding drivel that only proves animals can be trained and humans can be duped.