OOS Sculpture

Colo Bust

2000 / Alan H. Hamwi / Powell

Colo Bust Close Up

A bronze bust of Colo the gorilla, mounted on an engraved pedestal.

Colo, born at the Columbus Zoo in 1956, was the first gorilla ever to be born in captivity. She was named after her birth city Columbus and was a prominent feature of the zoo for 60 years before dying in January of 2017.

Located by the gorilla enclosure in Congo Expedition Region of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

Location: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W Powell Rd

County

: Delaware

Citation

: Alan H. Hamwi, “Colo Bust,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed November 28, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/1962.

Title

Colo Bust

Description

A bronze bust of Colo the gorilla, mounted on an engraved pedestal.

Colo, born at the Columbus Zoo in 1956, was the first gorilla ever to be born in captivity. She was named after her birth city Columbus and was a prominent feature of the zoo for 60 years before dying in January of 2017.

Located by the gorilla enclosure in Congo Expedition Region of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

Creator

Date

2000

Identifier

1962

Location City

Location County

Provider Qualifier

A gift from

Provider Entity

Dotty Henderson

Location Street

4850 W Powell Rd

Location Type

Artist Notes

https://www.alanhamwi.com/content.html?page=1

Installation Date

2000

Materials

Inscription

concrete base: "COLO / The world's first gorilla born in captivity / 12/22/1956 - 01/17/2017 / a gift from Dotty Henderson / June 2000"

Additional Resources

https://zoohistories.com/2020/05/23/colo/