OOS Sculpture

The Hippo Arch

1986 / Pat Wagenman / Toledo

Hippo Arch.JPG

Two hippopotamus heads face each other with their mouths open, forming an arch. The zoo adopted an image of this arch as their logo.

Location: Toledo Zoo & Aquarium, 2 Hippo Way | Previous Location: They once sat atop two pillars forming an arch above the entrance to the Tembo Trail

County

: Lucas

Citation

: Pat Wagenman, “The Hippo Arch,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed September 19, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/439.

Title

The Hippo Arch

Description

Two hippopotamus heads face each other with their mouths open, forming an arch. The zoo adopted an image of this arch as their logo.

Creator

Date

1986

Subject

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

439

Location City

Location County

Location Previous

They once sat atop two pillars forming an arch above the entrance to the Tembo Trail

Location Notes

In a central plaza area near the Carnivore Cafe.

Provider Qualifier

Donated by

Provider Entity

the Toledo Zoological Society Guild

Location Site

Location Street

2 Hippo Way

Location Type

Media Base Depth

3 ft

Media Sculpture Height

4 ft 6 in

Media Sculpture Width

12 ft

Media Sculpture Depth

3 ft

Media Base Height

11 ft

Media Base Width

12 ft

Creation Date

1986

Materials

Inscription

The plaque near the sculpture reads:
"The Hippo Arch"/
"Sculptor Pat Wagenman"/
"Donated by the Toledo Zoological Society Guild 1986"