Elephant is resident artist at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

  • 20 September 2011
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An elephant at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo has shown her keepers a flair for art.

Karishma, who's 13-years-old, loves nothing more than grabbing a paintbrush and creating colourful scenes on canvas.

Elephant keeper Elizabeth Becker says: "Karishma really enjoys painting, and it demonstrates just how dexterous elephants' trunks really are.

While her paintings may not be as detailed as a Da Vinci, we think the finished products are pretty amazing!"

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Image caption Could the Newsround presenters do as good a job?

It's Elephant Appreciation Day this weekend, so Karishma is busy putting the finishing touches to her masterpieces.