This medal was chosen as the 27th issue of the prestigious Society of Medalists series in 1943. The obverse bears elephant feeding on sapling gripped in its trunk. To right, AFRICA
The reverse bears water hole with zebras and warthog drinking, gnu walking away at right. Above, WATER HOLE; at lower right, A.H.H. ©
Huntington had already achieved fame for her equestrian and animal sculptures when she completed this medal for the Society of Medalists. She picked an animal wildlife subject and executed it beautifully.
This medal measures 73mm in diameter and was produced by the Medallic Art Company of New York which struck 747 pieces in bronze and 100 in silver.