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Annette Yarrow

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Sculpture of a young elephant.

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This baby elephant is called
The bronze sculpture is s a gift from Chester Zoo to the people of Chester
to celebrate the strong friendship between the Zoo and the city.

Janya means 'Life' in Hindi. It symbolises the Zoo's global role in wildlife conservation.

She was created in 2010 by the sculptress Annette Yarrow, who grew up in India in the
1930sand 40s. There is a sculpture of another one year old elephant by Annette at Chester Zoo
along with a herd of living Indian elephants.

Annette's sculpture is remarkably lifelike. It benefits from her first-hand experience of elephants.
Inside nearby Chester Cathedral there is a 14th Century wooden carving of an elephant and castle
on a bench-end in the Quire. However, the medieval craftsman would never have seen
a real elephant so it has a rather strange body … and hooves!

Please feel free to stroke and enjoy Janya. Please do not climb.



Locatie (N 53°11'30" - W 2°53'31") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: gbnw128; Photograph: 25 June 2023
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