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Idaho Falls Zoo's Painting Penguin Fundraises For Tautphaus Park Zoological Society (VIDEO)

Posted: 04/20/2012 2:43 pm Updated: 04/20/2012 3:39 pm

Idaho Falls Zoo

A penguin at an Idaho zoo has rolled up her tuxedo sleeves to get dirty for a great cause.

Makena the penguin is working dutifully at crafting works of art to raise money for charity, KIFI reports.

Her pieces, which she creates by stepping in paint and walking across canvas, will be sold to benefit the Tautphaus Park Zoological Society. The nonprofit works to expand and improve the Tautphaus Park Zoo.

But Makena isn’t a solo act on this project. Another artist, one of the zoo's snow leopards, is having works sold at the fundraiser as well.

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