The American Lion Sculpture: Cool New Cat on Campus

A picture of the new American Lion sculpture on the UAA campus.

If you are the observant type, you may have noticed the newest rock in our rock garden. It is a 26,000 pound limestone cat.

The statue is made to represent the American Lion, the largest cat animal known to man. An American Lion skull was found in the Alaska interior in 1995 and was carbon dated at 19,250 years old.

Sculptor Meg White was commissioned by UAA to build this artwork to draw passersby into the garden. I couldn’t help but get a closer look.

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