Garden sculpture is very common in our life. There are also many types of garden sculptures, and many figure sculptures will also be placed in the garden for people to enjoy. Take a look at this George Philip Vierheller with his gorilla sculpture. This is George Philipp Verhelle. He was the first director of the zoo and a faithful builder. From 1919 to 1962, he selflessly dedicated himself to the reputation of his institution and his city. The gorilla was asking George Philip Vierheller for a hug. This George Philip Vierheller with his gorilla is perfect for the public.
The George Philip Vierheller with his gorilla was unveiled in 1962 when Vierheller retired at the age of 82 and was carved by Richard Frazier. However, it has proved to be a controversial statue. Despite what the plaque says, Verhelle brought visitors into the zoo in a way that doesn’t fit with zoo policy today: for example, he used an elephant playing harmonica, a bear drinking beer, a lion praying or a chimpanzee riding a bicycle or pony. As the public face of the zoo, he was photographed with friends such as Miss Jim the elephant, Phil the gorilla, and beluga the elephant seal. Over the years, George Philip Vierheller with his gorilla statue has been referred to as curious George, which seems more appropriate! Aonking also has more human sculptures for you to choose from.