Sumatran Orangutan~ My name is Ibu
Taken at the El Paso Zoo, TX with a Canon Powershot SX40HSIbu ,the female Sumatran Orangutan is an artist. Her work has been featured in the book Fur in my Paint – Hardcover (Aug. 1, 2009) by Tifane Grace
She loves to taste as well as wear the paint as she works on her latest creation. She likes for the trainer/keeper to paint her nails with the paint first. A variety of different colors has to be offered to her. She will select only the colors she likes for the painting even if you rotate the colors, she will almost always choose the colors she really likes and will stick to them until she finishes her creation. Her favorite colors are red and purple. She paints like a mad woman when she is offered these two colors. If she is not in the mood to paint, she will throw the paint and brush back at her trainer/keeper. She’s a true artist because she needs to be inspired to paint. She seems to like to paint on big canvass instead of the smaller ones. With the big canvass, she will really get into her paintings because of all the space she has to paint on.