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Orangutan paintings go up for sale

Posted - Jul. 14, 2010 at 5:25 p.m.


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SALT LAKE CITY -- Painting is all in a day's work for a group of orangutans at the Hogle Zoo.

Talukan, Elijah, Eve and Acara put paint to canvas each day as part of their daily enrichment exercises.

Orangutan paintings go up for sale

Now, some of their best work is on display for the public to admire. Art pieces from local artists are also part of the exhibit.

The artwork will be available for purchase Thursday evening at a silent auction. It will be held at the Anderson-Foothill Library at 1135 S. 2100 East in Salt Lake City from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

All of the money from the paintings will benefit the Kinabatangan Orangutan Conservation Project in Indonesia.

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