Height – 137cm
This giraffe sculpture is cast in bronze using the “lost wax” process, then silver-plated, and hand-painted. The sculpture finally receives a protective coating. One of the most fascinating elements of giraffe behaviour is the duel between males fighting for mating partners. Giraffe duels are among the most extraordinary in the animal kingdom. Duels begin when two males approach each other and engage in rubbing and intertwining their necks. This behaviour is known as ‘necking’. It allows opponents to assess each other’s size and strength. This giraffe sculpture is crated, and couriered with FedEx.