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Published January 07, 2013, 09:10 AM

Art by Wahpeton zoo's orangutan going on display

WAHPETON, N.D. (AP) — The Wahpeton Community Center is putting some orangutan art on display.

WAHPETON, N.D. (AP) — The Wahpeton Community Center is putting some orangutan art on display.

The Daily News reports that 10 paintings done by the Chahinkapa (chah-HIHNK'-ah-pah) Zoo's orangutan, Talukan, will be on display this month and next. Photographs of Talukan's painting sessions and other images of the orangutan will accompany the art.

Talukan came to the Wahpeton zoo in November 2010 from a zoo in Salt Lake City. Chahinkapa Zoo Director Kathy Diekman says the orangutan already was an accomplished artist when he arrived.

His original paintings and prints are for sale, with the proceeds benefiting the zoo's conservation efforts.

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