These African giants look fantastic when placed near a water feature, pond or pool where they can be imagined taking a dip. Our life size hippo sculptures can be located on both hard or soft ground. We recommend the use of fixing rings welded to the feet of the sculpture and ground spikes to increase the stability of the product when placed on various surfaces outdoors. This sculpture can be placed outside but will need relacquering over time to maintain a high-quality finish. Other finishes are available upon request.