Mbongo - San Diego, CA
Posted by: saopaulo1
N 32° 44.107 W 117° 08.966
11S E 485999 N 3621932
Quick Description: A bust of Mbongo at the San Diego Zoo.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 3/12/2010 6:52:57 PM
Waymark Code: WM8CPG
Mbongo was born in the Belgian Congo and was captured in 1930. The gorilla was donated to the zoo a year later. In 1942, he died weighing 618 Lbs.
The bust of Mbongo sits on a pedestal by the entrance of the San Diego Zoo. This is one of two gorilla busts at the location.
ARTIST(S): Jensen, Holger, 1894-1980, sculptor. Jensen, Helen Webster, 1896-1990, sculptor. Nelli Art Bronze Works, founder.
MEDIUM: Bust: bronze; Base: shale flagstone.
CONTROL NUMBER: IAS 75001357
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By the entrance at the San Diego Zoo. Next to the gift shop.
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