SAN FRANCISCO -- An auction for 32 colorful paintings produced by elephants, giraffes, river otters and even a cockroach at the Oakland Zoo is underway with more than half a dozen bids on the art work.
Bids start at $200, and so far Thursday there are bids on works by a chimp and meerkats, an elephant and lemurs, according to eBay.
But the sun bear is leading the pack with two bids.
Alice is an elephant and she can probably paint better than you. She put on a big show at the ABQ BioPark Zoo Tuesday for a good cause.
With a swish and a stroke, Alice the 8,000-pound Asian elephant, is giving Rembrandt, Picasso and Monet a run for their money.
"We take training a step by step process. First we have her hold the paint brush. After doing that we teach her to touch the paint brush to touch the canvas. Then, we reinforce with a treat, like the monkey chow," said senior elephant keeper Amber Alink.
Elephant festival is celebrated on the 3rd Saturday in the month of November. This Buddhist festival is more popular amongst Thai Buddhists. This festivity is a way of paying tribute to one of the most loved animals in Buddhism, elephant. The celebration of this festival is steeped in legends.