Small ‘Baby Hippo’ sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze baby hippo statue for the home.

10% of the proceeds from this sculpture support the ‘David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’ animal charity.


  • Bronze Resin
  • Foundry Bronze

From: £50.00

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Which material to choose?
Bronze Resin – bronze metal powder is mixed with a resin to create the appearance of foundry bronze metal, but is more affordable and lightweight.

Foundry Bronze – refers to the poured molten metal that is cast solid or hollow, depending on size, at a bronze foundry (using the traditional lost wax process). It is more robust and will appreciate in value.

Metric –  H: 5 W: 9 D: 4  centimeters

Imperial – H: 2 W: 3 1/2 D: 1 1/2  inches

(Height / Width / Depth)

As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.

The beautiful bronze Baby Hippo sculpture is a casting of an original sculpture. It is hand cast by a British foundry or resin caster and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. This is an original foundry or resin casting of the sculptor’s work that she has personally approved.

Foundry Bronze Edition:  Open (Unlimited)

Bronze Resin Edition:  Open (Unlimited)

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The inspiration behind the sculpture
I’ve always loved baby hippos, which share a ridiculous cute factor with baby elephants.  I did this piece for myself, and Charles has been requesting a mother hippo to join him, so one day he’ll likely be part of a set.
How it was made
I used lots of photographs of baby hippos, and visited the hippos at Cotswolds Wildlife Park, for inspiration for this sculpture. Then I modelled it in wax.

Once I’d sculpted my Baby Hippo a rubber mould was taken.

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Delivery & returns
Delivery costs are calculated once you add a sculpture to your bag. Contact us for other delivery options like collection or express delivery for bulky sculptures.

International delivery is available.

If you are an international buyer, you may need to pay local customs duties or taxes when importing a sculpture into your country. This most often applies to more valuable sculptures. Your local customs and taxes are not prepaid for you. If you contact us we can try to estimate them for you.

Sculpture that is broken in transit to you may be returned, and a replacement sculpture will be sent to you, at no further cost. If no replacement is available, we will cast a new one for you, or offer you a refund.

Commissioning a bespoke wildlife sculpture
If you would like to commission a made-to-order wildlife sculpture, or your own bronze baby hippo statue, first of all I recommend looking at the information about bespoke sculptures on my wildlife commissions page. In particular, this should help guide you on sizing and possibly pricing.

Afterwards, please contact me about your idea.

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