San Francisco Zoo Animal Art Fetches Fortune At Auction

Buyers fell in love with art that was straight from the hands or the paws of a print of the local animals at the zoo.

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Animals in the San Francisco Zoo (Photo Courtesy: iStock images)

Around 50 works of art created by animals from the San Francisco Zoo, were put up for auction during a fund raising event at the zoo on Saturday.

The paintings were created by animals from the zoo, including African lions, rhinos, tortoises, tigers, lemurs and even cockroaches from Madagascar. The animals used their hands, paws and bodies to create the works of art, which fetched up to $1000 (€873) during the auction.

Kim Hanna, an employee at the San Francisco Zoo said: “Well I think all of this art is just priceless, quite frankly, because how often are you going to have art that is straight from the hands or the paws of a print of our local animals here at the zoo.”

“First of all it is a great opportunity to bid on art from our local zoo and irrespective of the price, I think it’s well worth it because it’s for a great cause,”said Jeff Taylor, another employee.

The money collected will be reinvested into the zoo.

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