A lion from the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines will be one of several zoo animals whose artwork will be auctioned Tuesday in Milwaukee.
The unusual auction will raise money for the zoos to help with wildlife conservation efforts.
The other artists from around the U.S. include two Milwaukee County Zoo penguins and a porcupine from Pueblo Zoo in Colorado.
Sixty-one items are listed for sale at the live auction. The auction will run from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and be streamed online.
The Auction Network is holding the sale during the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' annual conference in Milwaukee.