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What separates humans from animals? It used to be tools — and then we found out some animals are pretty handy. But what about art?

There may be nothing prettier than birdsong, but each species sings pretty much the same tune. Are animals ever really creative? Sean Cole went looking for animal artists and found a dog painter and an orchestra of elephants.

(Originally aired June 30, 2006)

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