Other Mammals (page 6)

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La Brea Tar Pits
Los Angeles, CA
From 1913-1915, approximately one million fossilized bones were extricated from the La Brea Tar Pits. Most of these bones are from extinct mammals from the Ice Age. These statues in the park next to the museum depict some of these animals. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Sloth [gone]
Miami, FL
This Sloth is about 15 feet tall. It was built around 1960 using concrete over wire mesh. The statue was installed near the entrance of the Miami Museum of Science when these photos were taken in 2009. The museum closed in 2015 and reopened downtown in 2016 as the Frost Science Museum. The museum didn't want the sloth. In 2018, it was announced that the statue would be displayed at Gramps by the Sea which opened in 2019. In 2021, it was supposedly still in storage. For more, see this website.

Fair Oaks, CA
This pair of Anteaters were created by Hugh Gorman. The statues which are installed in front of his house have been there since at least 2008. [map]

Rhinelander, WI
The Hodag represents a local legend dating back to 1896. Lumberjacks claimed to have discovered and captured this frightening beast. The whole thing proved to be a hoax but Rhinelander adopted the Hodag as its mascot. The town named a park and sports teams after the Hodag. The name comes from a combination of the words "horse" and "dog". This statue is on display next to the Chamber of Commerce Visitor's Center. Smaller Hodag statues were created in 2008 for a Hodags on Parade local art project. They are decorated in different paint schemes for various businesses. New ones are still being installed. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. [map]

Monico, WI
The Rhinelapus has been a Monico landmark since the early 1940s. It was originally located at the Lake Venus Tavern. Children loved to climb on it. Also known as the "Green Monster", the upside-down treetop was named for its resemblance to a combination of a rhinoceros, an elephant, and an octopus. In 2002, the Rhinelapus was donated to the town of Monico. It has been moved to a park where it is surrounded by chain link fencing. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

New Hope, PA
Boomer is a 19-foot-long bronze beast. He was created by Dana Stewart in 2002. There is also a Baby Boomer in town. [map]

Topeka, KS
The Animaland playground features statues of mammals and other animals. They have been here since at least the 1970s.

More Mammals:
Bat (Louisville, KY)
Kangaroo (Kansas City, MO)
Kangaroo (Rochester, NY)
Warthog (Cottageville, SC)
Squirt the Skunk (Beiseker, AB) [map]
Marmot (100 Mile House, BC)
Quilly Willy the Porcupine (Porcupine Plain, SK)

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