Lions and tigers and... Ladmo? Oh, My!

A life-sized statue of Wallace and Ladmo (and Gerald!) will be unveiled at the Phoenix Zoo this fall.

The bronze memorial bench will depict the beloved characters of the longest-running kids show in Valley history.

(Who remembers Ladmo bags and the song "Ho ho ha ha hee hee ha ha?")

“Although other locations were considered, the Phoenix Zoo best represented the spirit of the show,” said Rita Davenport, former KPHO host and president of the Wallace and Ladmo Foundation. “It’s a multi-generational gathering place that showcases kids and animals – near and dear to us all. In the end, this was the only place that felt exactly right.”

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“We are thrilled to have this symbol of Arizona history right here at the Phoenix Zoo,” says President and CEO of the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation (ACNC)/Phoenix Zoo. “The sculpture will be displayed near the Zoo’s main lake, offering a perfect location for guests and fans of the show to reminisce about the iconic characters in a beautiful and unique setting.”

The memorial will be unveiled in September 2018.

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Life-size Bronze Memorial of Wallace, Ladmo & Gerald to be Installed at the Phoenix Zoo!— Phoenix Zoo (@PhoenixZoo) August 9, 2018
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