Artist: Derrick Stephan Hudson
Mother elephant 9'1" high by 16' long
Two babies 2 '3" high by 4' wide
Tembo, a family of elephants, has been christened with the Swahili word for
African elephant. The three elephants, cast at MST Bronze in Toronto, reflect
the strength and loyalty of a mother for her children. The massive mother
elephant stands solidly guarding her youngsters, providing protection and care.
Weighing almost as much as 80 people or six automobiles, this enormous mother
elephant is one of the largest bronze elephants in the world. The triangular
shaped ears, sometimes said to resemble the continent of Africa, help to
distinguish the subject as an African elephant. In reality, however, the ears
of an elephant are like fingerprints - they are different each time and can
even be used by scientists for identification.