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Foxy artist Vesna paints with her paws

By Anna Liesowska
01 April 2014

Snow fox from Krasnoyarsk becomes a star on social networks with her artwork.

Vesna is attached to people who care about her, and we love her very much. Picture: Royev Ruchei Zoo Krasnoyarsk

Recently her work has been auctioned to help animals at Kharkiv Zoo, where they were at risk of starving due to the Ukrainian crisis.

Krasnoyarsk Zoo worker Ekaterina Mikhailova said: 'Vesna has shown her art skills and she gave us some decent pictures. We think if our animals have a good life but in Kharkiv they live badly, so why not sell a few pictures to help the animals in the Ukrainian zoo?' 

Vesna delights children with her painting abilities. 

The fox painted for a marathon two hour session, before getting tired, Ekaterina said, adding that Vesna was rewarded with some dog biscuits. 

Snow fox from Krasnoyarsk becomes a star on social networks with her artwork. 


Snow fox from Krasnoyarsk becomes a star on social networks with her artwork. 


Snow fox from Krasnoyarsk becomes a star on social networks with her artwork. 


Snow fox from Krasnoyarsk becomes a star on social networks with her artwork. 


Snow fox from Krasnoyarsk becomes a star on social networks with her artwork. 


Snow fox from Krasnoyarsk becomes a star on social networks with her artwork. 


Snow fox from Krasnoyarsk becomes a star on social networks with her artwork. 

To draw, or not to draw? Vesna the polar fox becomes an internet star with her artwork. Pictures: Royev Ruchei Zoo Krasnoyarsk

The tamed fox is white with black spots. Ekaterina Mikhailova said: 'Her education was not always easy. This fox has a character, and her own opinion, and it takes a lot of patience to persuade her to do something if she doesn't agree. 

'It took her a year to learn to walk on a leash and respond to commands like 'Sit', 'Lie down' and 'Give a paw'. 

'We walk and play with her a lot. Vesna is attached to people who care about her, and we love her very much. It is truly fascinating to watch the habits of a wild animal that trusts you. She likes everything new, so we are constantly busy trying to create new entertainments for her. 

'Its great to see her becoming a star on the internet, with people re-posting pictures with Vesna all around Russian web'. 

Comments (1)

If you love animals, then please help the Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization provide the necessary food and medical supplies to the over 10,000 animals they are working to rescue that are in dire straits right now because of the turmoil in Ukraine. Zoo funding was cut off over night by the Ukrainian government, abandoning these unfortunate animals to starve. LAEO is the only organization that immediately stepped up and has been working tirelessly to ensure these animals survive.
In just the past three weeks they started raising money for this and have already delivered over 13 tons of food. But they are just staying ahead of the crisis by a few days. They need to get four months worth of food secured so they can then start working with the zoo officials to implement new ways of funding so the zoos don’t end up in this situation again. You can help them by donating at: https://www.causes.com/actions/1769110-donate-to-earth-organization
Tracey, Fitzgerald, GA
20/04/2014 10:50
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