Embrace London's Elephants On World Elephant Day

Laura Reynolds
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Embrace London's Elephants On World Elephant Day
The Elephant & Castle sign. Photo: Past London

Today (12 August 2016) is World Elephant Day — a chance for conservation charities to raise awareness of the dangers the mammoth mammals face.

London may not be the sort of place you expect to find elephants, especially since London Zoo's herd moved to Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire in the early 2000s. But take a look at this lot:

Elephant sculpture by Kendra Haste in Waterloo station. More information here. Photo: Matt Brown
Willow charity sculpture in Hyde Park in 2007. Photo: Radim M
Sculpture outside Newcombe House in Notting Hill Gate in 2012. Photo: Steve Reed
Elephant-octopus street art in Shoreditch in 2014. Photo: Richard McKeever
Asian elephant being painted onto railway arches in Tower Hamlets. More on the Endangered 13 Project. Photo: Andrew Smith
Elephant memorial in Hyde Park. Photo: neal1973
Photo: mdx
Elephant section of the Animals In War Memorial on Park Lane. Photo: Richardr
Photo: David Bridges
The Sultan's Elephant was a public show in the streets of London in 2006, to commemorate the centenary of Jules Verne's death. Photo: Dan Dixon
An elephant was projected onto the arches in Regent Street as part of Lumiere Festival 2016. Photo: Londonist
Photo: psyxjaw
Photo: DncnH

Last Updated 11 August 2016