Ozzy the Bull – Birmingham, England - Atlas Obscura

Ozzy the Bull

A gigantic mechanical bull rages over unsuspecting passengers at Birmingham’s central station. 

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In 2022, Birmingham hosted the quadrennial Commonwealth Games, introducing a massive mechanical bull during the opening ceremony. Standing 33 feet tall and weighing 2.5 tonnes, the gargantuan creature amazed many viewers before seemingly fading into oblivion.

That is, until he made a triumphant return to Birmingham in July 2023. Though the bull was to be dismantled after the games, people on social media campaigned for its preservation, helping it find a new permanent home in the city.

The “raging bull” was officially given the name of Ozzy, after none other than the former lead singer of Black Sabbath, who grew up in Birmingham. Unveiled by Ozzy Osbourne’s wife Sharon and sister Jean, Ozzy the Bull stands towering above passengers at Birmingham New Street Station, a new beloved icon of the city.

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