The Water Bowl: Painting Beluga Whale Sells His Art! Plus, Goose Falls for Duck

04/16/2010 at 10:31 AM EDT

The Water Bowl: Painting Beluga Whale Sells His Art! Plus, Goose Falls for Duck
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Beluga Picasso? After a visitor left behind a paint brush, a Beluga whale at the Qingdao Polar Ocean World started playing with the brush, and his paintings are now selling for hundreds of dollars. –Orange UK

Duck-duck-goose! A male goose has fallen for a female duck at a bird sanctuary, and the two may even produce a hybrid gock/duse bird baby. –Mail Online

They call him the rabbit whisperer, but Cliff Penrose might just be a bunny hopnotist. He uses a technique to put a rabbit on its back and in a trance for up to 10 minutes. –Mail Online

Dog saliva could provide clues into human cancer and how to treat it better. Scientists are studying canine DNA, and are taking blood, tumor and saliva samples from the animals as part of the research. –

Concerned workers in D.C. saved 10 ducklings (wandering around without their mother) from a hawk determined to eat them. They transported the ducklings in a box to a nearby pond. –Washington Post

Spree, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin who lost her mother, had been having social issues at the Minnesota Zoo, and has since been moved to Chicago. Without maternal guidance, Spree had a hard time learning social etiquette. –Star Tribune

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