Lions, Tigers among 20 wild animals hanging out at Sky Harbor Airport

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX -- The next time you visit Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, don’t be surprised as you walk past zebras, lions, tigers, and a several other wild animals

The hand crafted ceramic and bronze sculptures are on display at the airport to spotlight the rich wildlife of the Phoenix Zoo, and to celebrate the 50 years it’s been in the Valley.

The Art Gone Wild exhibition is located on the second floor of Sky Harbor’s Terminal 4.

The collection of 20 animal sculptures will be on display 24 hours a day every day until March 10, 2013.

Each piece will have educational information attached to it listing little known facts about the animal and its relatives living at the Phoenix Zoo.

The beautiful display is presented by the Phoenix Airport Museum, and is the work of Valley artist Heidi Uotila.

Uotila has been an artist for more than 30 years, and former president George H. W. Bush proudly owns some of her amazing pieces.

One floor up from the animal sculptures are the drawings of more than 60 children from throughout the Valley. The drawings are their depictions of the vast array of wildlife you can see at the Phoenix Zoo.

The children’s art is on display on the third floor of Terminal 4. You can check out the animal exhibition free of charge.