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Romeo the Shard fox immortalised in Cumbrian forest

A wooden monolith depicting the adventures of an urban fox in Europe's tallest building has been installed in the Grizedale Forest in Cumbria.

Romeo at Grizedale Forest
Photo by Antony Mottershead
Romeo cuddly toy
Cuddly toys based on the story of Romeo are on sale at The View from the Shard

Romeo a collaborative work by Owen Bullet and Rupert Ackroyd is a carved oak totem-style piece which was inspired by the story of Romeo, an urban fox who explored the building site of the Shard in February 2011.

He once climbed to the 76th floor, creating media headlines, before being evicted by an animal rescue team.

Cuddly Romeo souvenirs are sold in the Sky Boutique at The View from the Shard visitor attraction.

Owen and Rupert are both graduates of the Royal College of Art's sculpture department and both have also recently exhibited new work at London's Marsden Woo Gallery.

Run by the Forestry Commission, Grizedale Forest is home to the UK's largest collection of site-specific art in the environment.

Earlier this month the Babbacombe Model Village in Devon unveiled a 4-metre model of the Shard.

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