Adelor

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  • Park: Lincoln Park
  • Park Address: 2045 N Lincoln Park West Chicago IL 60614
  • Park Phone: (312) 742-7726
  • Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture
  • Created: 2013
  • Artist: Anna Koh Varilla and Jeffrey H. Varilla
Lincoln Park: Adelor

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When Adelor, am African lion who had lived at the Lincoln Park Zoo for most of his 18-year life died in 2012, donor Zina L. Berman commissioned a bronze memorial to the beloved animal. Husband and wife sculptors Jeffrey L. Varilla and Anna Koh Varilla created the life-like bronze figure of Adelor. In an attentive post on a stone base that looks like an outcropping, the bronze lion looks as though he is surveying his territory and monitoring his pride.