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

A Las Vegas native, Aleza grew up totally oblivious to the plethora of slot machines just about everywhere she went. Her earliest works of art were doodled on the backs of buffet placemats with Keno crayons. An award-winning writer, Aleza has a background in journalism and copywriting. Her works have appeared in publications globally, including the Los Angeles Times and the Jerusalem Post. She covers attractions, tours, art, spas and shopping for Vegas.com and loves every minute of it! Follow Aleza on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.

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