Each elephant is a work of art in its own right and they will be auctioned off once the event runs its course in June. It is hoped that once the elephants are sold that they will raise over two million pounds (that’s over three million US dollars) by auction. If you can’t stretch to the prices (many thousands of pounds for each) or simply don’t have the room there is also the opportunity to buy smaller versions of these delightfully colored sculptures.
Londoners woke up to an elephantine surprise Tuesday when they were greeted with 258 multicolored scultpures of the animal dotted around the English capital. This, the biggest ever outside art event ever held in the city, was to draw attention to the plight of the Asian elephant, whose numbers have plunged by over 70% since the 1980s.