January 9, 2013 2:04 PM Subscribe
Can you give me examples of public statues of historic, individual animals? (eg. statue of Balto the famous sled-dog, in Central Park in NYC.)
posted by Flood to pets & animals (50 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I am looking for examples of public statues of actual historic, individual animals. Animals that have lived famous or impactful lives - and were then enshrined in a public statue to celebrate their life.
There are lots of statues of famous men on horses - but these horses do not count because: 1. they are not identified by name in the statue. 2. they are included in the statue to give prominence to the person, not to celebrate the animal. 3. the artist that made the statue was not sculpting an individual specific horse, but rather the general concept of a horse. If a statue of a man was known to also be a statue of a specific horse that shared its life with that man, then I would include it. But most horses in statues are intentionally nameless.
I only have 4 examples of specific animals being enshrined in a public statues, and they are all dogs:
in Central Park
in Washington DC
- Greyfriars Bobby
Can you give me any more examples of specific individual animals that have a public statue.