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Monuments and sculptures, Siauliai

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Šiauliai city

The Iron Fox, designed by V. Puronas, has stood near Lake Talkša since 2009. It is recorded in Lithuania’s Book of Records that it is the largest animal sculpture:  its weight is nearly 7 tons, length is about 15 meters and height is 6,6 meters. The steel heart of the Iron Fox (1,20 meters high and 0,90 meters wide) contains a capsule with words engraved on the copper plate for future generations. This is the work of art designed by the designer of Šiauliai Vilius Puronas to commemorate the millennium of the first mention of the name of Lithuania. The designer joked that Vilnius had a legend about an iron wolf and Šiauliai would be able to boast the iron fox – the symbol of cunning and wisdom.