Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Tuska the Elephant

Bronze statue of the elephant mascot of the University of Alabama sports teams.19 feet tall, weighs seven tons, and was installed on a pedestal in April 2021.

Address:
Wallace Wade Ave., Tuscaloosa, AL
Directions:
I-20/59 exit 73 to US-82/McFarland Blvd north. After 3-4 miles, just after passing the hospital, take the University Blvd exit west. Head toward the stadium, and Tuska is on the southeast corner of University and Wallace Wade Ave. There is no free parking in the area, so be prepared to park a few blocks away and walk to the statue.
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Tuska the Elephant

Tuska, the elephant mascot of the University of Alabama athletic teams, was recently installed on the campus, near the football stadium. Even though his appearance on campus is new, he is an old sculpture. He was made by British sculptor Terry Mathews, known for his wildlife art. Tuska was originally placed in front of the North River Yacht Club in 2000, but the club decided that it no longer wanted the elephant and he was donated to the university. Tuska is 19 feet tall, weighs seven tons, and was installed on a pedestal in April 2021.

[signmanjoe, 04/27/2021]

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