This Giant Lion Carved From Single Tree Trunk Took 20 People 3 Years To Complete

A giant wooden sculpture of a roaring lion now stands proudly in a central Chinese city square, and the journey it took to get there makes it all the more spectacular.

The oriental lion, as it was nicknamed, was carved from a single sequoia tree trunk over a period of 3 years.

Sculptor Dengding Rui Yao led the team in carving out the enormous redwood trunk. Measuring 47.5 feet long, 16.5 feet tall and 13 feet wide, the giant lion is the largest redwood sculpture in the world according to Guinness World Records.