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?")

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“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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