ASHEBORO, N.C. -- The North Carolina Zoo has a new ocelot sculpture that sits in front of the exhibit.
The sculpture is Brian Brown's first publicly displayed piece of work.
"It's almost surreal right now, I think it will take a little time for it to settle in for me," he said.
Brian didn't know much about these cat creatures when he started working on the bronze sculpture -- so he spent hours researching them.
When it came time to put his name on the sculpture, he asked the zoo if he could add a dedication to his dad who passed away about a decade ago from cancer.
Now, he hopes others will find joy in seeing the artwork for years to come.