Drew the Zoo

By Veronica Dietrich | vdietrich@kamr.com

Published 05/03 2014 05:32PM

Updated 05/03 2014 09:42PM

The Amarillo Zoo is offering area artists a chance to connect express their creativity, and connect with local kids.

The If I Drew the Zoo event let kids explore patterns and colors inspired by African Servals, shapes of a coiled green tree python, and textures with the black bears. 

All of the pieces of are were made locally.

Mike Boley with the Amarillo Zoo says,  "early biologists and naturalists had to become very good sketch artists. When went to new lands and discovered new species of animals, they couldn't take a photo of it so they actually had to sketch an art piece, a sketch of it instead."

Animals tried their own paws at creating art, with watercolor masterpieces done by ring-tailed lemurs.

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