Nightly News   |  January 22, 2014

Officials Demand Mandela Sculptors Remove Rabbit Signature

Sculptors of a 30-foot statue of Nelson Mandela in Pretoria, South Africa, left an unusual signature near the right ear of the statue: a bunny rabbit.

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>>> and officials in south africa are asking two sculptors of the 32-foot tall picture of mandela to remove the element from his right ear. they intended it to be a signature of their work since they were not allowed to carve their words anywhere on the massive statue. the massive statue was unveiled in september, and the hidden bunny was not noticed at first, the government wanted it removed without harming the statue.