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Monday, February 6, 2012

Our World - Elephant Parade in Singapore

When I visited Singapore last year, elephants were invading all over town. Not the real ones but painted elephant sculptures from the elephant parade. Some elephants are wonderfully designed and decorated by local and international artists on various themes.

There were 162 elephants on display at well-known places for two glorious months starting from 11th November 2011 to 11th January 2012.

Here are some that caught my eye. Each of them is so cool and seems to have so much personality.

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The objective of the Elephant Parade is to to raise public awareness for the conservation of Asian elephants. All of the elephants will be auctioned off and part of the proceeds will go towards The Asian Elephant Foundation and Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund.

It's really sad when you hear that elephants are mercilessly hunted and killed for their tusks and their bodies left to rot. I hope the awareness campaign helps to prevent the extinction of elephants from their natural habitat.


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Nature's great masterpiece, an elephant; the only harmless great thing.
- John Donne

Our World

20 comments:

  1. These are lovely elephants, they're wonderful.

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  2. How cute. There are similar ones in zoos and amusement parks in our country.

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  3. Such charming and magnificent animals!

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  4. Wow! Those elephants are beautiful! : )

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  5. These are cute elephants. I hope the auction raises a good amount for the charity and that Asian elephants can be saved. I think African elephants are in danger as well.

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  6. Bonza photos, i especially like the Elephant in the 3rd photo depicting birds in full flight or just resting :-).

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  7. Great series of shots of the elephants of this great initiative!

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  8. How delightful! I love them and what a great objective! I do hope it helps save these magnificent animals! Your photos are terrific! Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your week!

    Sylvia

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  9. beautiful way to spread awareness!
    lovely captures!

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  10. They are no longer around , being sold off in auction. Some of them do look cute.

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  11. Magnificent sculptures. These elephants are true works of art, charming. Greetings.

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  12. I hope they will have this same event if I visit SG again soon. Very colorful and educational event.

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  13. Good idea, good campaign, and lovely street art! You mat be aware that you may see something similar in Europe but with cows (have you seen them in Vienna?)

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  14. What a fun exhibit you got to see. I love animals, even the non real variety you have posted here.

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  15. I seen it in the singapore zoo too, 3rd photo of elephant sculpture.

    http://seowwei-daybreak.blogspot.com/2012/01/elephant-zoo.html

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  16. Very nice photos of colorful elephants!!!!
    It's a very proper action to keep the balance in nature!
    Many greetings and kisses

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  17. Oh wow! I love this! Elephants have always been my favorite... I would have loved to be there for this :)

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  18. Stunning! I loved the Elephant Parade when it was in London and these Elephants will be all new as the London ones were auctioned off. They are so cute - thanks for sharing.

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