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Toby the Tortoise


                                                              Toby the Tortoise

Artist Name:
Tom Tischler

Media:
Bronze with brown/green patina

Date Created:
Unknown

Location:
Como Zoo

History:
This sculpture immortalizes Toby the Tortoise, a long-time favorite of Como Park Zoo visitors. Like the model, many visitors find the sculpture a favorite climbing and photographing attraction.  This is one of fifty bronze Galapagos Tortoises created by Tischler; therefore, similar sculptures appear in zoos around the United States

Growing up in Austin Texas, Tischler’s interest in animals took root at a young age.  He has traveled extensively all over the world, including: Switzerland, Ethiopia, and Australia.  He works primarily in bronze from his studio in Western Australia.



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