Pigcasso was destined for your next ham sandwich when she was rescued at four weeks of age and sent to an animal sanctuary where her new owners discovered she had an incredible talent – as an artist.
“She was really small when I rescued her – about the size of a shoebox,” said Joanne Lefson, who manages the South African Farm Sanctuary, a haven for rescued farm animals where the pig now lives.
“She’s very smart and intelligent so I placed a few balls and some paintbrushes and things in her pen, and it wasn’t long before I discovered that she really liked the bristles and the paintbrush…She just really took a knack for it,” reported NBC New York.
Pigcasso appears to have jolly good time dipping the brush in multicolored paint and dragging it across the canvas. And she’s not the only one who’s into her painting. The pink pig – who is now fully grown – now has her own gallery, and people seem to love her work, paying up to $2,000 for an original. Proceeds go to the sanctuary, of course.
WATCH Pigcasso in action: