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Cute, Cuddly and Captive: The Story of a Panda in Vienna Zoo Whose Each Painting is Sold for ₹40,000

Cute, cuddly - and captive.

Raka Mukherjee | News18.com@RakaMukherjeee

Updated:August 28, 2018, 5:18 PM IST
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Cute, Cuddly and Captive: The Story of a Panda in Vienna Zoo Whose Each Painting is Sold for ₹40,000
Cute, cuddly - and captive.

A panda from a Vienna zoo called Yang Yang makes more by selling one painting than a lot of Indian artists.

According to a Reuters report, the Vienna Zoo is luring visitors with their new attraction: a painting panda. Yang Yang, a female panda that gave birth to twins two years ago, has learned to use a brush to paint.

His paintings are now being sold online for 490 euros each, or over 40,225 rupees. The fund from the picture is supposed to be used to produce a picture book about the Austrian zoo’s pandas.

However, a video showing Yang Yang sparked a debate on how this animal is being used just for commercial purposes - and the entire act borderlines on animal cruelty.

The video shows how the panda is fed something only to be encouraged to use a bamboo-shoot branch crafted into a brush to paint - and people aren't too happy about it.

However, a lot more people were supportive and partly amused by the concept of a panda making art.

This tweet is perhaps a reflection of what recognizing a panda as an artist in modern times means.

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