Lion Sculpture Garden

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A beautiful new sculpture garden debuted at the Zoo on June 2, 2016. It includes sculptures made from bronze that feature a single lioness, a lioness with four cubs and a large male lion.

About the Sculptures

DSC_0728The sculptures range from eight to nine feet long and weight between 200 and 300 pounds. Sculptor Tom Tischler created the approachable art. Tischler has been creating bronze sculptures for 28 years. He is also the artist behind the bronze Komodo dragon sculpture located in the Islands, which is a popular photo spot in the Zoo.

  • Single Male lion is 8.5 feet long and weighs 300 pounds
  • Single Female lion is 9 feet long and weighs 200 pounds
  • Female lion with four cubs is 8 feet long and weighs 300 pounds.

See the sculptures

DSC_0725The lion sculpture garden is located next to the zebra yard and near the African Outpost. It is a shady oasis with benches, allowing families to rest while enjoying the sculptures. Come see these new lifelike sculptures. Take a picture while you lounge on a bench near the lions or just enjoy the view as you play our new drums and marimba nearby. This new addition to the Zoo was generously funded by Stephen and Mary Birch Foundation, Inc.