A birthday sketch

This week’s view comes from Edinburgh Zoo

Sketch of a tortoise statue at Edinburgh Zoo

EDINBURGHSKETCHER DRAWS a well known sculpture from the Edinburgh Zoo...

“This sketch is of a tortoise sculpture at Edinburgh Zoo, I found him sitting on a wall at the bottom of some steps, behind the sun bear enclosure. There at the weekend I thought it would make a lovely ‘WhereArtI’ sketch to celebrate the zoo’s one hundred year birthday, which is today. WhereArtI is a weekly quiz in which I ask viewers to guess where in the city I am sketching.

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The sculpture, by John Ramsay, is lifesize so you may of missed him as you walk around the zoo. John has worked for the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland for over 27 years on many of the animal enclosures at both Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Wildlife Park. Over the years he discovered he had a talent for creating beautiful animal sculptures out of scraps of old metal, many of which have homes around the Zoo. His creations include amazingly ornate gates, ladybirds, monkeys and my favourite, the tortoise. Try and find it next time you visit.”

See the original sketch blog at EdinburghSketcher.

You can also see the full sketch on the Scotsman facebook page.

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