October 6, 2015
More Pictures of Dinosaur Sculptures Amongst the Cycads in Kirstenbosch Gardens
Posted by Evelyn Mervine
For my “Monday Geology Picture” post yesterday I shared a picture of a dinosaur sculpture that is currently on display at Kirstenbosch Gardens here in Cape Town, South Africa. This sculpture is one of several dinosaur sculptures on display in the gardens. Today, as I promised, I’m sharing a few more pictures of the sculptures. These large metal dinosaurs were installed in the gardens in 2015 to raise awareness about cycads, which are plants that grew in abundance when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Today, however, many cycad species are critically endangered and may soon, like the dinosaurs, become extinct. The beautiful dinosaur sculptures are the work of Zimbabwean artist David Huni.
Walking amongst the dinosaur sculptures, which are reasonably scientifically accurate, in the beautiful gardens is a real treat. If you find yourself in Cape Town, please do go visit the sculptures – you won’t regret it! The sculptures will be on display in the gardens through 2017.
Those are all of the dinosaur sculpture pictures that I have to share today. I didn’t take pictures of all of the sculptures (there are nine of them), so I’ll try to visit Kirstenbosch Gardens again sometime soon to take some more pictures of these lovely sculptures. The pictures in this post were taken back in May, shortly after the exhibit opened.