Unfortunately, many were being poached for their tusks or chained up to perform in circuses under deplorable living conditions.
The Elephant Parade is the world’s largest open air art exhibition of decorated elephant statues that seeks to attract public awareness and support for the Asian elephants conservation.
Love how the Peacock feather coincide with the Elephant's eye
Love the primitive cave drawings
Something all Sigaporeans are familiar with
You can find traces of the Elephants at Orchard Road, Marina Bay, VivoCity, Singapore Zoo, Botanic Gardens and more!
Elephant Parade website:
Elephant Parade is the world's largest open air art exhibition of decorated elephant statues that seeks to attract public awareness and support for Asian elephant conservation. During a period of several months, the brightly painted life size art elephants colour the streets of the city.
Painted by local and international artists, each elephant is a unique piece of art. After the exhibition, all elephants are auctioned off by a leading auction house. Part of all proceeds from Elephant Parade are donated to The Asian Elephant Foundation.
They will be here till 12 January 2012.
Come catch a glimpes of them before they are all gone! Hurry!
Elephant Parade Website
Elephant Parade Facebook