Xiaoqiang – The Painting Dolphin

Dolphins are smart, talented creatures,no doubt about that, but I had no ides painting was one of their skills.

Xiaoqiang, a dolphin from Qingdao, in China’s Shandong Province has learned to paint, under the guidance of his trainer. Looking at his work, I’d say he still has a long way to go before becoming the second Rembrandt, but he’s well on his way. Surprisingly enough, Xiaoqiang is not the world’s first painting mammal, the painting elephants of Thailand and Cholla the painting horse have been doing it for years.

Photos by Xinhua/REUTERS via Xinhua

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  • les Posted on April 1, 2010

    This seems like you’re ripping on the beluga whale. Any time an animal creates art is BAD ASS!!! And where the hell are you from to point out that this isn’t the first painting animal? Branson, MO? I think a more interesting entry would have been “blogger discovers the last 20 years.” Shit dude learn how to write, you have good pictures but the synopsis screams “yeah check this out, he’s not that good and it’s been done before.” shiiiiit!!!!! I’m drunk but i still feel my point is valid.

  • Spooky Posted on April 1, 2010

    Yeah, I guess I was feeling jealous that a freakin beluga dolphin can paint better than me, so I decided to make it look unimportant, by pointing out others have done it before. If I remember correctly, I was drunk when I wrote this post. I’m no journalist bro, just a guy with a blog.

  • les Posted on April 3, 2010

    ha, thanks. sorry i was so harsh. ALCOHOL!!!