Image Size: 5.5”x 9.5”x 2.25” ()

Known to the Greeks as “river horses,” Hippos spend most of their days submerged in their native African rivers and lakes to keep their bodies cool. Yet, for all their enormous size as the third-largest living land mammal, they are remarkably agile and widely considered graceful swimmers. In this touching bronze sculpture, Wyland pays tribute to the lives of these herbivorous giants. “Hippos are the ultimate sunbathers,” Wyland says. “They bask along shorelines, trudging in and out of the water. But there is much more to them than meets the eye, which makes them even more interesting to artists like myself.”


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