If you’ve ever visited the Saint Louis Zoo, you’ve probably seen this gigantic weathered steel sculpture as you’ve pull off of I-64 (aka. Highway Forty) and into Forest Park.DSCF0378

The other week I captured close-ups of some of my favorite members of the entourage sculpture piece.

DSCF0379RHANDY RHINO – I did remove the many aviary comments that were on his back.

DSCF0380Gerard Giraffe – almost always doomed to being a partial close-up because of his height.

DSCF0381Charlie Cheeta – who usually moves faster than the round-about in front of him.

DSCF0382RAJA – the first elephant born at the zoo and father of four members of the elephant herd.

DSCF0383UMGAWA the Gorilla – what would I do without Johnny Weissmuller?

DSCF0384GREEN-EYED CANINE – probably the Werewolf Of Government Drive.

And if you click on the top photo, you’ll get an enlarged version where you’ll discover tons of other animals ranging from alligators to zebras. What’s your favorite?

I belatedly realized I forgot to credit the sculptor of this colossal work. The sculptor is Albert Paley and the title of his 100-ton sculpture is ANIMAL’S ALWAYS which is also the motto of the zoo. It is the world’s largest public zoo sculpture and it contains more that 60 animals. It was unveiled on May 25, 2006.


About Robert Edler

... a somewhat unknown and/or imaginary actor, writer, director, producer, photographer, friend, brother, uncle and all round good fellow that you really should get to know because he lives with that most glamorous fourpaw Mademoiselle Renee. (Mlle. Renee for short)

Posted on July 9, 2013, in A PHOTO FEATURE and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Terrific. I’m sure Randy appreciates his Photoshopping bath, too!

    • I guess real rhinos and elephants have the same problem in the jungle. Did I mention that the elephant herd (13) now has a private elephant wood where they can run an play like they do in the jungle in the wild. It’s out of the public view except for a brief glimpse if you ride the train that circles around the zoo.

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