A steel King of the Jungle that was stolen from Park City last year has been found — in pieces — in the mountains.
The $12,000 sculpture of a red and yellow lion disappeared from the Park City Kimball Arts Festival in August 2012. Somehow, an unknown contingent of art thieves managed to lug the 300-pound metal sculpture in the middle of the night, a feat that likely couldn't have been done by just one person.
The lion, the work of New Mexico artist Fredrick Prescott, hadn't been seen since until late Tuesday, when a group of bow hunters discovered the disassembled lion in the high Uintas, according to Summit County Sgt. Ron Bridge.