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Fox
McLeansboro, IL
Foxes
St. Charles, IL
The Fox in McLeansboro is about seven feet tall and is installed on the football field at Hamilton County Junior & Senior High School. The school's teams are known as the "Foxes". The statue was originally located at McLeansboro High School. For more, see this website.

The Foxes in St. Charles are installed on the Main Street Bridge which spans the Fox River. There are two pairs of these statues. They were cast in France in 1927 and represent the Four Sons of Charlemagne. [map]

Fox Chevrolet [gone]
Timonium, MD
Fox Chevrolet [gone]
Baltimore, MD
former Fox Chevrolet [gone]
Baltimore, MD
These three fox statues were built for Fox Chevrolet. There was another location in Laurel, MD but it did not have a statue. The Fox Chevrolet dealership was established in Baltimore around 1935. The name came from the company's owner, Lou Fox. I believe these rooftop statues were created in the 1970s. The statue shown on the far right remained although the building was occupied by a church. This building was previously used as Fox Chevrolet's used car lot. It is located just down the street from the dealership. These fox statues may have been inspired by Lincoln-Mercury Cougar statues. In 2013, these Fox Chevrolet dealerships became AutoNation Chevrolet dealerships. All three Fox statues were destroyed during the remodeling. The former used car lot building that was used by a church is now used as AutoNation's used car lot.

Fox & Goose
Sacramento, CA
This Fox & Goose sculpture was installed in front of the Fox & Goose Pub in 2011. The bronze sculpture is about five feet tall. It was created by Richard Ratcliff. [map]

More Fox Statues:
Silver Fox (Salisbury, NB)

Beerwolf [gone]
Columbus, OH
Dempewolf Ford Lincoln Mercury
Henderson, KY
This Beerwolf statue was about seven feet tall. It was installed on someone's front porch. These photos are from 2009. By 2010, the statue was gone. These statues were mass-produced by Coors to promote Coors Light Beer. They wear a "Beerwolf" belt buckle. [photos thanks Mark Comstock]

This wolf statue, aka "Wolfie", is installed at the Dempewolf Ford Lincoln Mercury dealership. The one-of-a-kind statue was created in the early 1980s and is about 15 feet tall. [map]

More Wolf Statues:
Red Wolf (Cuba, MO)

Mighty Joe
Shamong, NJ
Mighty Joe was previously located in Wildwood, NJ. He was installed at the Islander Raceway and Amusement Park where he was known as George the Gorilla. Today, a sign covers the two holes in his chest that had slides projecting from them. He was installed here at Mighty Joe's Gas Grill & Deli as a tribute to the owner's son who died of cancer. There were two other giant gorilla statues in Wildwood which are long gone. One of them may soon make a comeback. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Gorilla
Virginia Beach, VA
The Virginia Beach Gorilla, aka Hugh Mongous, stands in front of the Ocean Breeze Water Park. He is about 55 feet tall and wears a Hawaiian shirt, shorts and sunglasses. The original sculpture was about 65 feet tall and installed here in 1985. It was created in 1978 by Paul Dipasquale for a Richmond bank promotion. Afterwards, the statue was trucked to Virginia Beach to Jungle Falls (later Wild Water Rapids and now Ocean Breeze). The statue was reduced to a shell by fire in 1989. He was restored with clothes and sunglasses added at that time. For more, see this website. [map]

Gorilla
San Angelo, TX
Gorilla
Denver, CO
King Kong
Natural Bridge, VA
This Gorilla statue in San Angelo is installed in front of Scrub University. [map]

This Gorilla statue in Denver stands in front of All Checks Cashed. This photo is from 2010. By 2014, the statue had been painted purple and orange. In 2015, the statue was painted black. These fiberglass gorilla statues were produced in the 1960s and 1970s by Ben Robinson of the Plycrete Mold Co. of Elk Rapids, MI. The original sculptures from which these molds were made were created by Elmer Johnson. These statues were most frequently sold along with figures of other animals and people to mini golf courses. [map]

This King Kong statue was created in 2002 by Mark Cline. It stood next to the Pink Cadillac Diner when these photos were taken in 2010. The statue was removed in 2012 and is now back at Mark Cline's Enchanted Castle Studios in Natural Bridge. For more, see this website. [map]

Gorilla
Cave City, KY
Queen Connie
Brandon, VT
King Kong
Livingston, IL
Gorilla
Rice Lake, WI
Orangutan
Olin, IA
Chimpanzee
Ellensburg, WA
The Gorilla in Cave City stands by the road in a parking lot between an old mini golf and a sports bar. I assume it was originally located on the mini golf course. There were previously other animal statues with him. I believe this gorilla statue was produced by the Fiberglass Menagerie of Alpine, CA in the 1970s. For more, see this website. [map]

Queen Connie is a 19 feet tall, 16 ton gorilla statue. She holds aloft a VW Beetle at Pioneer Auto Sales, a used car dealer. The statue was built in 1985 by T.J. Neil. The name "Queen Connie of Concrete" came from some school children in a naming contest. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The King Kong in Livingston is located at Pink Elephant Antique Mall. This photo is from 2012. I don't see the statue at the Google Street View map from 2013. However, the statue may have been moved around. It appeared to be unpainted fiberglass when this photo was taken. It looks like it was probably produced from Mark Cline's mold of the Natural Bridge statue shown above.

The Gorilla statue in Rice Lake is installed on the roof of the McHenry Mercantile pawn shop. Does anyone know the history of this guy? [map]

This Orangutan statue is installed in front of Greg's Pit Stop bar. These statues were mass-produced and perhaps still are. [map]

This Chimpanzee statue is a bronze depiction of Washoe, the first non-human to use American Sign Language. The statue of Washoe signing the word "friend" was installed in the newly created Friendship Park in 2012. It was produced by Georgia Gerber. For more, see this website. [map]

More Gorilla Statues:
Crystal River, FL
Spencer, IN
York Beach, ME
Sikeston, MO [gone]
Fayetteville, NC [gone]
Wildwood, NJ [gone]
Wildwood, NJ
Lake George, NY [gone]
Cincinnati, OH
Claremore, OK
Picher, OK
Berwick, PA
Austin, TX
Waco, TX
Covington, VA
Ansted, WV

Monkey Statues:
Roseville, OH
Memphis, TN
Burlington, VT

Giant Gopher
St. Paul, MN
Giant Beaver
Lee, MA
This Giant Gopher statue greets visitors to the Minnesota State Fair. The mascot's name is Fairchild and this concrete statue of him was created in 1966. He holds a pair of tickets in his right hand. Another gopher statue, Fairborne (Fairchild's nephew), was added in 1983. Does anyone have a photo of him?

This Giant Beaver statue is installed in front of Beaver Self Storage, previously known as Beaver Auctions and Appraisals. The statue was created by the owner's sister, Susan Carty. It was originally made of hay over chicken wire. When the statue started to deteriorate, it was spray painted brown. At some point, the Beaver was decapitated by a vandal. The sculpture was then moved back inside the property's fence. The head was replaced and concrete was added to the statue to protect it. The statue is about ten feet tall. [map]

Giant Beaver
Beaver, OK
This Giant Beaver holds a cow chip. In 1970, the city of Beaver proclaimed itself the "Cow Chip Throwing Capital of the World" and holds an annual contest. This statue is installed on a trailer and moved to different locations around town.

Giant Beaver
Augusta, WI
This Giant Beaver stands in front of Augusta High School. The school's sports teams are known as the Augusta Beavers. This fiberglass statue is obviously from the same mold as the one in Beaver, OK above. I believe this one was built first. [map]

Giant Beaver
Portland, OR
The Portland Beaver is a fiberglass statue created by Hamm's Bear. The beaver was depicted chopping down trees in Hamm's TV commercials. This one was used at a bar and is probably from the mid-1970s. Somewhere along the line, he was repainted to look like a skunk. He is now in a private collector's hands and will be restored to his original colors. For more, see this website. [photos thanks Vintage Roadside]

More Beaver Statues:
Beavercreek, OH: 1, 2
Beaverlodge, AB
Whitehorse, YT

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