A Wild Life for Wildlife in London

LONDON - 19 September 2023 - 18 September 2024
London Bridge, LONDON
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About the project

One of the greatest joys and sources of wonder comes from the most natural place, the wild. Animals, forests, lakes, and all the beautiful treats of planet earth are more exciting and healing than anything we have created. Yet the world is currently experiencing the 6th mass extinction. More and more beautiful creatures are in trouble. The reasons can be linked back to us, humans. Thousands of the most important animals are facing imminent extinction unless we act now. But with the same joy and love that we get from being in these magical places, we can also heal them.

Taking a seat on a tandem bike, joining a game of chess, or throwing a ball in a pool, encourages the public to become a part of the journey with endangered animals. It allows them to learn and understand why each of these species is in trouble. With QR codes connected with the sculpture, the public will be transported to important information about the different animals' lives, needs, and threats. This creates an experience accessible to all, putting wildlife conservation at the centre of people's cities and lives. Wildlife conservation is no longer hidden in the outskirts of human society, it is right here in the urban jungle. 

A Wild Life For Wildlife is part of the broader ‘Love The Last’ project, a social movement driven by public art to raise awareness, funds and support for endangered animals across the world, encouraging people to take action before we lose these animals forever. A Wild Life For Wildlife serves as a beacon for a brighter future. Help share their story through the hashtag #LoveTheLast

Discover our partner
Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is a global science-driven conservation charity working every day to restore wildlife in the UK and around the world. 

"We’re a powerful movement of conservationists, working together to save animals on the brink of extinction and those who could be next. We care about all wildlife and work tirelessly to help it recover. From lab to field and through our zoos, we’re leading the future of conservation, shaping agendas and influencing change to solve the biggest challenges facing wildlife."

For more information about ZSL and the work they do, please visit www.zsl.org


Sculptures

Title
The White Rhino was thinking ahead with Dogman's encouragement

Description
Are you ready to join the game? 

The air is buzzing with concentration. Dogman and the white rhino are head to head in a very close game of chess. The rhino has a lot of practice when it comes to forward thinking. Life on the African plains can be dangerous with poachers lurking out of sight. Every day, 1 rhino is killed by poachers. She must always stay one step ahead to survive.

Dogman is part of the iconic hybrid duo who tell the autobiographical tale of two opposites coming together as best friends and soul mates. These beloved hybrid characters work as our conduit with wildlife, helping us find joy in nature and rekindle our connection with the wild.  In the last 50 years, 70% of the world’s wildlife has been lost. We must act now to save them.

 

Title
The Giant Tortoise and Rabbitwoman loved the sound of the wild

Description
The best music is wild.

One of the most melodious places in the world is the wild. There’s a cacophony of sounds; the call of the birds, the chirp of the crickets, and the rushing of streams. The giant tortoise thought this was the most beautiful music. With all species of giant tortoise in danger of extinction, he hopes others find it beautiful too. Rabbitwoman wants to share her soundtrack with the world so they can begin to appreciate the artistic importance of saving the wild.

Rabbitwoman is part of the iconic hybrid duo who tell the autobiographical tale of two opposites coming together as best friends and soul mates. These beloved hybrid characters work as our conduit with wildlife, helping us find joy in nature and rekindle our connection with the wild.  In the last 50 years, 70% of the world’s wildlife has been lost. We must act now to save them.


Title
The Masai Giraffe would stick his neck out with Rabbitwoman's help

Description
She was hungry for protection. Will you help?

Rabbitwoman loves to cook for her friends. When she met the giraffe she was very excited. She had never had such a tall dinner guest! Masai giraffe populations have fallen by 50% in 3 decades. The food her friend most needs is one that symbolises regeneration, perseverance, and integrity. One acacia spaghetti is on the way!

Rabbitwoman is part of the iconic hybrid duo who tell the autobiographical tale of two opposites coming together as best friends and soul mates. These beloved hybrid characters work as our conduit with wildlife, helping us find joy in nature and rekindle our connection with the wild.  In the last 50 years, 70% of the world’s wildlife has been lost. We must act now to save them.

Title
The African Elephant never forgot what he learned and neither did Rabbitwoman

Description
Make yourself comfortable and settle in for the story.

Elephants have astounding memories. This African elephant loves to learn. Each day he could be found buried in a book. Today he is learning about conservation techniques alongside his great friend Rabbitwoman. Currently, 55 of his fellow African elephants are killed every day by poachers. Together they hope to discover how to put a stop to this. Storing all the valuable tips, he hopes he can find a solution.

Rabbitwoman is part of the iconic hybrid duo who tell the autobiographical tale of two opposites coming together as best friends and soul mates. These beloved hybrid characters work as our conduit with wildlife, helping us find joy in nature and rekindle our connection with the wild.  In the last 50 years, 70% of the world’s wildlife has been lost. We must act now to save them.



Title
The Eastern Lowland Gorilla only shoots photos with Dogman

Description
Strike a pose, you’re on camera!

The Eastern Lowland gorilla was a great shot. He knew how to find the best angle, make the light work in his favour, and ensure his target was perfect. Today he is using his skills for change. Since 1995, the population size of his species has dropped by 77%. Together with Dogman, they show the world that the best shot is with a camera, never a gun.

Dogman is part of the iconic hybrid duo who tell the autobiographical tale of two opposites coming together as best friends and soul mates. These beloved hybrid characters work as our conduit with wildlife, helping us find joy in nature and rekindle our connection with the wild. In the last 50 years, 70% of the world’s wildlife has been lost. We must act now to save them. 

Title
The Polar Bear and Dogman wanted everyone to stay cool

Description
Are you ready to join the game?

This polar bear loves being in the water. It was so refreshing and always helped him to stop worrying about silly things. But while he loves water he’s also concerned with how much more there is in his frozen home. As the ice melts it’s being transformed. Experts predict his species will decline by 30% by 2050. He wants everyone to know about his problem, asking them to stay cool and help his home stay that way too.

Dogman is part of the iconic hybrid duo who tell the autobiographical tale of two opposites coming together as best friends and soul mates. These beloved hybrid characters work as our conduit with wildlife, helping us find joy in nature and rekindle our connection with the wild.  In the last 50 years, 70% of the world’s wildlife has been lost. We must act now to save them. 


Title
The Hippo was hungry to try new things with Rabbitwoman 

Description
Here’s some food for thought!

The hippo had a problem. Her kind was known as some of the most bad-tempered and dangerous animals. But she was just a big softy. All she asked was to be given space and plenty of waterholes to wallow in. Unfortunately, the water holes are drying up and over 95% of hippos have disappeared in the DRC alone. She explained all of this to her friend Rabbitwoman over coffee and plenty of watermelons. It will take a group effort to solve her problem.

Rabbitwoman is part of the iconic hybrid duo who tell the autobiographical tale of two opposites coming together as best friends and soul mates. These beloved hybrid characters work as our conduit with wildlife, helping us find joy in nature and rekindle our connection with the wild. In the last 50 years, 70% of the world’s wildlife has been lost. We must act now to save them.

 

Title
The Grevy's Zebra was on the move to safer ground with Rabbitwoman and Dogman

Description
Get ready for the wildest ride of your life!

One day, as Rabbitwoman and Dogman were racing down the dusty roads of Kenya, they quickly came to a stop for a zebra crossing. In a second they knew this was a kindred spirit. Jumping on the back the three raced away, the zebra baying with joy. The zebra told them how his species has declined by 54% in just 30 years. Together they would put a stop to this, showing how the greatest friendships are so much more than black and white.

Rabbitwoman and Dogman tell the autobiographical tale of two opposites coming together as best friends and soul mates. These beloved hybrid characters work as our conduit with wildlife, helping us find joy in nature and rekindle our connection with the wild.  In the last 50 years, 70% of the world’s wildlife has been lost. We must act now to save them.


Title
Rise Up Rhino

Description
Are you strong enough to save a life?

There are only 2 Northern White Rhino left in the world. Poaching has sent these iconic creatures dangerously close to extinction. Lifting a full-size male white rhino who can weigh up to 4 tonnes in real life, the equivalent of 50 humans, Rabbitwoman and Dogman show us what we must do. We must all work together if we are to save them from extinction. Take a seat next to them and join the mission to lift up the rhino and become their protector.

Rabbitwoman and Dogman tell the autobiographical tale of two opposites coming together as best friends and soul mates. These beloved hybrid characters work as our conduit with wildlife, helping us find joy in nature and rekindle our connection with the wild.  In the last 50 years, 70% of the world’s wildlife has been lost. We must act now to save them.


Title
They were on a wild ride to a safer place with Rabbitwoman and Dogman

Description
Climb aboard the wildest tandem in the world!

Have you ever seen an elephant ride a bike? What about a giraffe? Together this unusual crew are riding to find safety. The animals include; a hippo, Masai giraffe, African elephant, chimpanzee, Grevy’s zebra, Northern white rhino, lion, and mountain gorilla. Each is threatened by endangerment, mainly from poaching and habitat loss. Their only chance for survival is if everyone comes together, lending their peddling power to save all species. Would you like to join?  

Rabbitwoman and Dogman tell the autobiographical tale of two opposites coming together as best friends and soul mates. These beloved hybrid characters work as our conduit with wildlife, helping us find joy in nature and rekindle our connection with the wild.  In the last 50 years, 70% of the world’s wildlife has been lost. We must act now to save them.