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Giant steel elk sculpture brings world record to Norway

Oslo, Norway.
Oslo, Norway. Image by Tim Adams / CC BY 2.0

A ten-metre-high steel elk, designed by Norwegian artist Linda Bakke, has claimed the record as the world’s highest, beating its Canadian counterpart, ‘Mac The Moose’ by 30cm. Called Storelgen (The Big Elk), the giant sculpture was created in conjunction with the Norwegian Public Roads Administration in an attempt to reduce traffic accidents. The beast will mark the halfway point on the road between Oslo and Trondheim and the hope is that drivers will be encouraged to take a break by getting out to have a look. Read more: thelocal.no