In May 2004 I made in Freising, southern Germany, photographs from the Freising bears. 
84 life size sculptures of bears which are artistic painted.
The bear is the heraldic animal of the city. 
The most of it are located on the high street and sponsored by various shops and companies.
This is a culture event of the city between 2003 and 2006.
Two years later in Athens, Greece the cow parade took place. 
A child charity event which featured 87 life sized cows.
Again, the cows are painted from different artists and sponsored by shops and companies. In the picture above you see Fanta.

In the following gallery I put in my eyes similar cows and bears side by side. Just for fun...

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more cows
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more bears
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