28 April 2011

Trumpeting something BIG at Reid Park ~

Check him out ~ a 22' high steel and chrome pachyderm on 22nd St near Randolph Way. Created by Tucson artists Ben Olmstead and Simon Donovan, this heroic sculpture directs attention to the new Expedition Tanzania exhibit being created at the zoo. The rusting of the steel is supposed to mimic the red clay dust elephants coat themselves with to cool off and to fend off bugs.


  1. I can hear that elephant sound looking at this sculpture.

  2. Steffe,
    I read that the new elephant enclosure at the Zoo will be huge and fabulous. I think it opens in 2012.