California’s Bear vs. Bull Battles and Statues
Competitions between powerful bulls and fierce bears were a popular form of entertainment for Californians of all ages during the 1800s. The animal blood sport was originally brought to American shores by Spanish adventurers who came to settle in the New World. Bears were already hunted to protect livestock and satisfy trophy hunters—but they additionally suffered in the effort to populate the battles.
Bears of California and Beyond
Some of the largest bears known are on the west coast of British Columbia and Alaska, and on Alaska’s offshore islands, like Kodiak and Admiralty. While slightly smaller, the grizzly bear (and other, similar brown bears), found in North America’s interior and coastal areas, is still a fearsome predator at an average of 700 pounds—but reaching 1,500 pounds in some cases. While typically even smaller, the American black bear is likewise fear-inducing, with recorded weights exceeding 1,000 pounds.
Bears around the world are some of the most massive and powerful animals on earth—from polar bears and their distinctive, white fur to the sun bear as the smallest bear in the world. In addition to their remarkable physical size, people have worshipped and admired bears as symbols of power and beauty for centuries, such as in rituals, the arts, and as personal totems.
Bulls are Powerful Adversaries
Bulls are very dangerous animals in general, and among the most threatening type of livestock. Far from being sluggish or stupid, they can move incredibly fast from a standstill as well as turn on a dime—faster than most people can react.
Generally, bulls are considered quite intelligent creatures, and they can remember things for a long time. Some are very bold and adventurous, while others are shy and timid. And some are even considered to be quite bossy and devious. While they no longer battle bears in the ring, they’re still used for entertainment in bullfights in several countries.
Beautiful Bull vs. Bear Statues Dramatically Recreate California History
While the real life, staged battles between these two majestic and powerful creatures ended long ago, the replication of bull-vs.-bear flights can be depicted with bull and bear statues, available to purchase, to bring the drama of those historical matches to your property today.
Entertain and Inspire With Gorgeous Bull and Bear Statues
Bull and bear statues are an excellent way to entertain, inspire, and beautify your yard with scenes from nature, while also reminding you of California’s colorful past. The finest bull and bear statues are durable, beautiful and extremely lifelike.
Throughout our history, bears and bulls have been archetypal figures of power. Whether you’re looking to celebrate these animals specifically, the themes they symbolize, or would like to bring a slice of history to life, we have the perfect statues for you.
We’re confident that the history the bull and the bear will inspire new stories moving forward, as well as good times with friends and family. Our state-of-the-art statues are here to remind us all of the beauty of life.