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(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Sculptor and designer Stephen Kelser works on his a 40-foot whale shark sculpture that will be part of the new Loveland Living Planet Aquarium.
Photos: Life-sized whale shark sculptures debuts at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
First Published Jan 09 2014 06:11 pm • Last Updated Jan 09 2014 06:11 pm

Finishing touches are being made on one of the world’s largest whale shark sculptures, which will make its debut at The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium under construction in Draper.

The aquarium hired Utah sculptor Stephen Kelser to create the one-of-a-kind lobby display, featuring the life-sized feeding whale shark and four manta rays.

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The aquarium hoped for a grand opening in its new location in December, but is behind schedule, according to a news release. A firm opening date has yet to be announced.

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