400-pound artist, Cosmo, making a splash at The Mirage

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I’m in love with a smooth dude named Cosmo! He’s extremely talented, very happy and super intelligent … plus, he’s got a secret tickle spot!

No need for my husband to get jealous. Cosmo is a bottlenose dolphin at the Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage.

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Cosmo is one of five dolphins there who have been trained to paint as part of the facility’s Painting with the Dolphins program.

VEGAS.com recently had a chance to go behind the scenes with Lead Dolphin Care Specialist Erin Wise to learn more about the activity and how painting is mentally and physically stimulating — as well as totally safe — for these beautiful marine mammals.

Aleza Freeman

Yes, I’m from Las Vegas. But I’d like to clarify a few things: I don’t live in a hotel and I’m not a showgirl. I put my pasties on one nipple at a time, just like everyone else. I’m a regular girl who plunges off the side of ridiculously tall Las Vegas landmarks and writes about it for a living. I also ride roller coasters, hang at the spa, shoot holes in zombies and take art lessons from bottlenose dolphins. You know, normal stuff. My career as a journalist and copywriter has led me out of Vegas and around the world, but the 24/7 normality of Las Vegas sucks me back in every time. Am I oblivious to the plethora of slot machines everywhere I go? Sure. But that’s because I’m distracted by all the pretty lights. Follow me on Google+ and Twitter.

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