Project Description

Jungle Ghost – sculpture of a Bongo Bull

When I was asked by my friend Pemble Davis to sculpt a Bongo I was out of my depth as I had never seen one in the flesh. I needed to set about finding ways and means to see this animal alive. My first encounter was in the Houston Zoo where the animal did not move around much. I then visited Rudi Holly in Florida who, with his father, has a breeding station for a range of Wildlife from all over the world. I was really delighted to see what I need to feel and got my first look at what are essentially wild Bongo although contained in paddocks. Rudy is now shipping these animals back to the Aberdares in Kenya.