Loxodonta africana sculpture being installed in Tucson, March 31, 2011 Loxodonta africana sculpture in Tucson, May 2013 - from the east Loxodonta africana sculpture in Tucson, May, 2013 - from the west

This African elephant sculpture, at the northwest corner of 22nd Street & Randolph Way, was installed in the spring of 2011 at the southeast corner of the Reid Park Zoo. Designed to rust, the first spring rain started the job. The second photos were taken May 9, 2013, two years after the first.

The sculptors were Ben Olmstead and Simon Donovan. An April 16, 2011 story in the Arizona Daily Star, Sculpture heralds elephants to come, tells more.