Monument sights in Windhoek
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The centrepiece of Zoo Park, a former zoo turned park, is a column designed by Namibian sculptor Dörthe Berner, which commemorates a Stone Age elephant hunt that occurred here some 5000 years ago. In 1962 the remains of two elephants and several quartz tools used to cut up the carcasses were unearthed. The fossils and tools were displayed in situ under glass, but in 1990 they were transferred to the State Museum.
The rather anachronistic Kriegerdenkmal (War Memorial), topped by a golden imperial eagle, was dedicated in 1987 to the memory of the Schutztruppe soldiers who died fighting the troops of Nama leader Hendrik Witbooi in the Nama wars of 1893-94.
The Owambo Campaign Memorial at the entry to the station parking area was erected in 1919 to commemorate the 1917 British and South African campaign against the resistant chief Mandume, of the Kwanyama Owambo. When he ran out of firepower, the chief committed suicide rather than surrender.
A bronze kudu statue near the Oode Voorpost building honours the many kudu that died from the 1896 rinderpest epidemic.