Herds of Life-sized Elephant Sculptures Outside Buckingham Palace to Promote Co-existence of Humans and Animals

Truly indeed, elephants are the largest existing land mammals on Earth. And as a result, they require large areas of land, with food and water, in order to survive. As human populations have grown around the world, elephant populations have significantly decreased due to rapid habitat loss and human-elephant conflict. For this reason, Elephant Family and The Real Elephant Collective have partnered to launch CoExistence. In other words, it is an environmental art installation of 100 life-sized lantana elephant sculptures that are making their way across the globe. Significantly, these sculptures have gone on display in front of Buckingham Palace.

And although in the past we’ve seen small numbers of bronze elephants take up residence in Spitalfields, these life-sized herds are a bit more eye-catching. They’re incredible to look at, but are not just there for our viewing pleasure. Instead they’re meant to share an important message, encouraging us to live peacefully alongside animals on a planet that’s continuously losing space. So, you might be lucky enough to glimpse a herd of elephants if you ever go on a safari. But if you’re heading into Central London you’re in for a surprise.

Thus, check out the gallery below. Also, don’t forget to share these pictures with your friends!

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#1 The display of elephant sculptures in front of the Mall, with Buckingham Palace seen in the background.

#2 They were installed by Elephant Family as part of the CoExistence campaign.

#3 Each of the sculptures are modelled on a real life elephant counterpart and made from lantana.

#4 The elephants are here to tell their story about the inspiring ways we can co-exist with all the other living beings that make our world magical.

#5 The sculptures are in sale for between £6,000 for a calf and £30,000 for a full grown elephant following a tour around London’s parks.

#6 All proceeds will go to the work of Elephant Family, including securement of wildlife corridors to enable safe movement for animals and people.

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Graduates At Kyoto University Are Allowed To Put On Any Outfit To Receive Diploma, And Here Are 20 Pics Of Their Best Apparel

What comes to your mind when you see or hear the word “graduation”? You might think of students sporting all black, with mortarboards and graduation gowns. Perhaps, you’ll also imagine them falling in line, waiting for their names to be called to receive their diploma.

But that’s boring! Most graduations in the world are so monotonous that they’re quite predictable. So the folks out there at the University of Kyoto decided to put a twist on their graduation rites by allowing their students to dress up however they like. The results? Well, if we hadn’t told you the context, you would think they’re Halloween costume parties! Scroll down below to see the most extravagant costumes these students students wore to their graduation!

More info: University of Kyoto

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