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Harry the Hippo

Harry the Hippo is a walking contradiction. While he may appear cute, cuddly and docile, the hippopotamus is actually one of the world’s deadliest animals.

They kill close to 3000 people in Africa each year.

And despite being round, heavy and equipped with those short, stumpy legs, hippos can actually outrun humans, reaching speeds of up to 30km per hour.

African animals intrigue me and I am in awe of their power, their movement, their characteristics and behaviours.

I love discovering unique and fascinating facts about each animal I create and what it is that makes one species stand out from the rest.

For instance, it was once believed that hippos sweated blood, but scientists have since discovered the red fluid coating their skin is a natural antibacterial sunscreen.

I created Harry (and his herd) not only to draw attention to the size and power of the hippopotamus, and its deceptive appearance, but also so that people could assimilate with this animal.

While it is unlikely Harry will kill you, he will certainly make for pleasant company, bringing any outdoor or indoor space to life.

Adding a touch of African flair to your home or garden setting, Harry is sure to surprise and delight all who lay eyes on him.

Adding a touch of African flair to your home or garden setting, Harry is sure to surprise and delight all who lay eyes on him.

PROJECT DETAILS

MATERIAL: Corten Steel

SIZE: 1:1 scale

PRICE: POA. Please contact


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