Hitch Hikers

48"x28"x73" A 1 ¼ life size sculpture commissioned by the Saint Louis Zoo,it depicts a northern grant gazelle with two carmine bee eaters on it, tagging along for a ride.The Zoo had originally wanted tick birds but I resisted and finally talked them into the bee eaters. I have seen this many times in the Omo valley of Ethiopia.As mentioned before I have no clue what the grant gets from the relationship though it has to be symbiotic.