Beluga Whale Loves to Paint

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By Kristen Seymour

Your cat's talent might be sensing when you're about to open a tuna can. Or maybe your dog will roll over on command. But do any of your pets paint? No? Then they've got nothing on Xiao Qiang, a 7-year-old beluga whale at Polar Ocean World in Shandong, China, who's been gaining attention for his watercolors.

A trainer at Polar Ocean World said that Xiao Qiang always showed interest in their posters, and would vigorously nod his approval at the ones he liked, according to Rex USA. When they decided to hand him a brush, he took to it immediately, honing his artistic abilities within a week. His paintings have been given away and sold to lucky, whale-loving tourists and visitors. You can see the artist himself in action through the magic of video.

The photo above shows a boat in the ocean, something that has proven to be one of Xiao Qiang's favorite artistic subjects.

What do you think, Paw Nation readers? Is this an adorable way to make the public aware of how intelligent these creatures truly are? Or do you want Xiao Qiang to put down the brush and return to swimming in the ocean?

MEET METRO THE PAINTING HORSE:

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