OOS Sculpture

Giant Pandas

1988 / Pat Wagenman / Toledo

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These two 'Giant Pandas' are located near the main entrance of the Toledo Zoo. The sculptures are cast bronze, and the sitting Panda is under four feet tall, the walking Panda is over two feet high.

The plaque on this sculpture reads: "These statues commemorate the historic visit of the Giant Pandas, Le Le and Nan Nan from 5/24/88 to 10/25/88. and celebrate the friendship between the Peoples Republic of China and the Toledo Zoo".

"Nan Nan (female) was born approximately in 1981. She was named after the area where she was found, Nanping. She died on January 16, 1993 in Wolong.

Le Le (male) was born approximately in 1983 His name means "happy" in Chinese. He died on June 5, 2000 in Wolong."

-Source information from waymarking.com

Location: Toledo Zoo & Aquarium, 2 Hippo Way

County

: Lucas

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Citation

: Pat Wagenman, “Giant Pandas,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed October 17, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/440.

Title

Giant Pandas

Description

These two 'Giant Pandas' are located near the main entrance of the Toledo Zoo. The sculptures are cast bronze, and the sitting Panda is under four feet tall, the walking Panda is over two feet high.

The plaque on this sculpture reads: "These statues commemorate the historic visit of the Giant Pandas, Le Le and Nan Nan from 5/24/88 to 10/25/88. and celebrate the friendship between the Peoples Republic of China and the Toledo Zoo".

"Nan Nan (female) was born approximately in 1981. She was named after the area where she was found, Nanping. She died on January 16, 1993 in Wolong.

Le Le (male) was born approximately in 1983 His name means "happy" in Chinese. He died on June 5, 2000 in Wolong."

-Source information from waymarking.com

Creator

Date

1988

Subject

Source

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMEJ4G_Giant_Pandas_Toledo_Zoo_Ohio

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

440

Location City

Location County

Location Notes

Near the entrance of the zoo

Location Site

Location Street

2 Hippo Way

Location Type

Media Base Di

15 ft

Media Base Depth

5 ft

Media Sculpture Height

4 ft

Media Sculpture Width

3 ft

Media Sculpture Depth

3 ft

Media Base Height

2 ft 8 in

Creation Date

1988

Materials

Inscription

On the plaque mounted on a rock:
"These statues commemorate the historic visit of the Giant Pandas, Le Le and Nan Nan from 5/24/88 to 10/25/88. and celebrate the friendship between the Peoples Republic of China and the Toledo Zoo".