Just Before the Holidays San Antonio Zoo® Announces February Arrival of Gift to the City December 11, 2018 – Posted in: News
SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Early next year, the largest rhino sculpture in the world, The Last Three, will make its way to San Antonio Zoo. The 17-foot tall bronze sculpture, currently installed in Brooklyn’s Metro Tech Commons In New York City, will arrive at San Antonio Zoo at the same time that the zoo will celebrate the opening of its new and improved rhino habitat in early Spring 2019
“San Antonio Zoo is honored to become the permanent new home of the world’s largest rhino sculpture,” said Tim Morrow, CEO and Executive Director of San Antonio Zoo. “As we have revised our vision and mission at San Antonio Zoo, a new focus on conservation has emerged. Our zoo’s logo features two iconic animals, the giraffe and rhino which are both on the brink of extinction and both of which are species we are working to save. It is fitting to bring this iconic artwork to San Antonio as we open the rhino habitat, the latest in our ongoing expansion projects.”
Currently installed in New York City by award-winning contemporary artists Gillie and Marc, the planet’s tallest rhino sculpture was unveiled a mere 4-days before the shocking death of Sudan, the last male Northern white rhino, leaving only two females of the species left on the planet. The sculpture became a powerful memorial, to which residents and tourists flocked, leaving flowers at its base and petitioning for change.