Elephant Anatomy model 1/20th scale v.1


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Elephant Anatomy model at 1/20th scale.  

At 1/20th scale It represents a record size elephant (model after the proportions of the Fénykövi Elephant) approximately 4m (13 ft) tall at the shoulder, over 8.23m (27 ft) long, and weight 12.7 tons.  The model shows superficial muscle on one side, and surface anatomy on the other side.  This size of an anatomy tool is perfect as a desktop reference of anatomy for sculptor, or as animal anatomy for the artist; the size is design for ease of handling, for teaching, or study.  

color: neutral grey            approximate size: 12" x 8" x 5"(including the large base)             designed, sculpted, and painted by Jun Huang

The African bush elephant averages at 3.3 metres (10.8 ft) tall at the shoulders and 5.5 tonnes (12,130 lb) in weight, while females are much smaller at 2.8 metres (9.2 ft) tall and 3.7 tonnes (8,160 lb) in weight.tip of the nose to the tip of the tail. The largest African Elephant on record is the elephant shot by Jose  Fenykovi, it measured 4m (13 ft 2 in) tall at the shoulder, over 8.23m (27 ft) long, and weight 12.7 tons.  

There are some interesting records from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History regarding the Fenykovi elephant. The elephant takes its name from Josef J. Fénykövi, a Hungarian-born engineer and big-game hunter.  Fénykövi first discovered the tracks of the extraordinary elephant while hunting rhinoceros in Africa in 1954 in the largely unexplored Cuíto River region of southeastern Angola.  The following year he organized a special expedition and on Nov 13, 1955 tracked the elephant and shot it. The fresh skin weighed more than 2 tons.  Smithsonian taxidermists, William L. Brown and Norman N. Deaton, spent the next 16 months preparing the specimen for display, eventually using more than 11000 pounds of clay for the full scale model. Although the massiveness of the Fénykövi Elephant seems to be its defining characteristic, Smithsonian Secretary Leonard Carmichael made it a point to keep a metal slug found in the muscle of the left leg of the elephant.  He found that the slug was from a flintlock muzzle-loading gun of the sort used by slave traders in Africa in the late 19th century which placed the age of the elephant to be nearly 100 years old!

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