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This great sculpture of a lynx on the prowl by Ken Bunn will make an appearance at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies this summer as our Yellowstone to Yukon exhibit travels to Banff.

One of the great things about working on the Y2Y exhibit was getting a new perspective on the art and animals in our collection. Harvey Locke, from Y2Y, noted that “Canadian lynx are dependent on forests with downed logs and on a healthy population of their primary prey, the snowshoe hare. Lynx are wide ranging mammals that need open territory in which to thrive. One Canadian lynx that was relocated to the San Juan Mountain of Colorado lived and bred there for several years before making a 1,300 mile (2,000 km) trip up to Canada, crossing Highway 3 and ending up on the edge of Banff National Park.” An amazing story to accompany this powerful work of art.

Ken Bunn’s sculpture, Grey Ghost, was kindly donated to us in 2007 by Brad and Jinger Richardson.

Adam Harris, Ph.D., Curator of Art