Pachyderm Picasso picks up paintbrush to prepare perfect pictures

      It takes ten to 15 minutes for a painting because Shanti can
It takes ten to 15 minutes for a painting because Shanti can't keep her concentration for any longer. I could compare it to a small child, when she loses concentration really quickly, looking forward to her reward, rather than painting. – Veroni

2012-09-04 - Prague, Czech Republic
Paintings from a Czech elephant are selling for up to $2,000 (1,590 euros) and are expected to go up in value, as she appears to have retired. At the encouragement of her handlers, Shanti, a female elephant at the Prague Zoo took up painting last year. Her handlers had seen other elephants do the same on TV and thought Shanti might have a creative streak too. She did.

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