Special Edition Art

Red River hog painting with keeper photo

Art Colors Life.

Zoo Keepers work with the animals that enjoy painting as a form of enrichment. Some animals paint year-round, like our orangutans and elephants, while others simply try it out.

NOTE: Many of the pieces shown this gallery were just on display in the CMZ Animal Art Expo at Pikes Peak Library District’s East Library in Colorado Springs!

Unique Benefits of Special Edition Art

  • Painting enriches the animal’s lives and stimulates their minds.
  • Each animal has its own individual style of painting.
  • This is a unique opportunity for the animal that lives at CMZ to help all the Zoo animals.
  • These are one-of-a kind exclusive pieces of artwork.
  • Proceeds from sale of Special Edition Art go towards the care of the animals at the Zoo.

American porcupine artwork example photo

Method and Process

Special edition artwork is produced on unique occasions by an individual animal or a combination of animals contributing to the final piece. Methods and process’ therefore vary by specie, and all are a part of enrichment for the animal(s).

How can I purchase special edition animal artwork?

Browse our Special Edition Animal Art Gallery for available artwork below. Order online or by phone.
Please note: Our hippos are on vacation in Missouri while we build them a new home, but they left behind some artwork to remember them by.

All proceeds from sale of Special Edition Art go
towards the care and feeding of all the animals at the Zoo.