Bowerbirds have been seen selecting objects for their shape and color and then arranging them in their bowers in what (to humans) seems a deliberately artistic ordering. Satin bowerbirds even paint their bowers with paint made from their saliva and plant extracts.
The Bowerbird is the only creature noted here who has been observed creating art in the wild and not in captivity. However, the question remains: Are animals in the wild actually being artistic? Or do animals only create art in zoos and water parks because they have nothing better to do?
What do you think: Are the paintings of elephants and seals, the drawings of chimpanzees and gorillas, the salt sculptures of cows and the trinket-filled bowers of bowerbirds “art”?
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