One of the world’s most famous young artists lives on a farm in South Africa. Her paintings sell for thousands of dollars. She spends her days painting and eating. When she’s done, she likes to relax—in a mud bath.
Meet Pigcasso, the painting pig.
As a piglet, Pigcasso lived on a large farm where animals were raised to be butchered. An animal rights activist named Joanne Lefson rescued her in 2016. Lefson runs Farm Sanctuary South Africa, a home for rescued farm animals.
To keep her new piglet occupied, Lefson tossed some balls and a couple of paintbrushes into the pen. Pigcasso ate everything except the brushes.
So Lefson taught the piglet to paint. She got special brushes that Pigcasso could hold in her teeth, and she dipped the brushes in paint.
When Pigcasso chose to paint, Lefson rewarded her with strawberry treats. Pigcasso quickly earned her name, which comes from the famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso.