Harry’s sons, Greg and Gary Whitehorse, with the bronze Badger sculpture during the patination process at Vanguard Sculpture services in Milwaukee. Note the model in the background used to cast the bronze.

Bronze badger statue by Ho-Chunk artist Harry Whitehorse to be installed across from Camp Randall

Wisconsin State Journal

A new Badger is coming to town this August.

Across the street from Camp Randall Stadium on Monroe Street, a 10-foot-long bronze statue of a badger — that people will be able to touch and sit on top of — is set to be installed Aug. 21.

Aptly called “The Badger,” the statue is a realistic likeness of the animal, rather than the more cartoonish look of University of Wisconsin mascot Bucky Badger. It has claws, a pointed nose, dark eyes and a fur texture cast in shiny bronze.