Gold Star Town of Leader, Saskatchewan

Ord's Kangaroo Rats (2)

Kangaroon Rats © September 2000 David YanciwKangaroo Rats © September 2000 David Yanciw
Designer: Ralph Berg (Cabri, SK)

Built: 1998

Dimensions:
Unknown

Construction Materials:
Fibreglass

Location:
Northwest corner of Third Street East and First Avenue, besides the community hall.

Reason for Building:

Tourist Attraction, created for Leader and District Tourism.

Additional Information:

The sandy habitats of southwestern Saskatchewan and southeastern Alberta are the only places in Canada that the Ord's Kangaroo Rat exists. Leader is the most northernly point that they are found in Canada. A real kangaroo rat would be between 8.25 and 15 inches long (including tail).

That is Samson Yee in the second photo to give you an indication of size.

The Town of Leader also features three other monuments by Ralph Berg:

Mule Deer
Mule Deer
Burrowing Owls
Burrowing Owls
Meadow Lark
Rattlesnake, Cactus
and Meadow Lark

The Town also features four other monuments:

Woodpecker Sign
Redheaded Woodpecker
Old and New
Man and Child (Old and New)
Ferruginous Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk
Sturgeon
Sturgeon

Ralph also created the Prehistoric Bison in St. Louis, SK, the Deer in Biggar, SK, the Antelope and Goose in Cabri, SK, the Pronghorn Antelope in Cereal, AB, Snow Goose in Dunrea, MB, Gilbert the Golf Ball in Gilbert Plains, MB, Bunnock in Macklin, SK Canvas-Backed Duck in Minnedosa, MB, the Elk in Onanole, MB, Ox in Paradise Hill, SK, the Northwest Mounted Policeman in Redvers, SK, and the White Bear in White Bear, SK.

Information Source: Leader & District Tourism Committee and Melanie Hnetka

Picture Source: DMY

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Created By DMY on August 18, 1999
Last Updated: June 24, 2004