Animal sculptures are a major tourist attraction especially for the animal lovers. These sculptures are found in very many states. The list below is of the most famous animal statues.
The Wild Horse Monument
The wild horse monument was designed by David Govedares in 1989. This piece of art was dramatically a representation of an image of horses which seemed to be galloping over the Columbia River. Thousands of tourist pass through the view point to get that amazing sight of a herd of wild horses running on top of a plateau. The sculpture, such as many other animal sculptures, is meant to honor the wild horse heritage in the Native American culture.
The Wall Street Bull
The bull sculpture is made of bronze and is located in the New York City. The statue was designed by an Italian American sculptor referred to as Arturo Di Monica. The sculpture was intended to be a gift to the city from the artists. According to the legendary stories about this statue, rubbing its nose and horns is thought to bring about good luck
Balto, the Husky
This statue of a dog was built in appreciation of the bravery shown by an Alaskan sled dog in helping save the lives of many children, at a time when the deadly diphtheria had become an epidemic. The nearest town where one could get medicine was about 700 miles away, but the sled dog teams braved the blizzards and very low temperatures in order to take the children to the hospital. Balto was the name of the team head whose group made it to complete the long journey. Its ears and eyes have been rubbed so much that they turned shiny.
Tigers of Princeton
These tigers are a mascot of Princeton University in New Jersey. The two most famous tiger sculptures are the Nassau Hall tigers which are made of bronze. They were constructed in the year 1911 headed by the sculptor, A.P Proctor.
The secretariat sculpture was constructed as an immortalized representation of the most famous racehorses in the world. The secretariat horse has been crowned thrice on winning with the most incredible one being the win at Belmonte stakes, a 30 length win. The sculpture is placed in kenturkey Horse Park.
Stone Mountain Horses
The sculpture contains a bas relief on its northern face and is rated as the largest in the world. These horses are carved on the graphite rock of Stone Mountain which if located in Georgia. It has an elevation of 514m above the area surrounding it.
This is another phenomenal piece of art found in, fort Benton Montana. This sculpture was erected to commemorate the loyalty of a sheep to its master. The owner of the sheep is believed to have taken ill in 1936. The sheep followed him to the hospital and waited for him at the hospital doors. The owner died, but the sheep followed his casket the train. This sheep spent about five years and a half always waiting for his master to return at the station. The sculpture was constructed in 1994.