Tom Hill is a 23 year-old self-taught sculptor who creates life-size animal sculptures using nothing but recycled horseshoes.
The wall was moved about 50 metres from outside Cardiff Castle to its present location outside Bute Park in 1922, due to road widening in front of the castle in Duke Street and Castle Street . In 1931 six further animals were added the pelican, ant-eater, racoons, leopard, beaver and vulture. They were sculptured by Alexander Carrick. In the 1970s Council planners had wanted to demolish the Wall to widen the road again, but this idea was later abandoned.