Elephants take to the streets of London

If you are in London during May and June look out for hundreds of life-size model elephants.   Orangutan Foundation is thrilled to be part of London’s biggest outdoor art event, Elephant Parade London 2010, which is organised by the charity, elephant family

Eko finished

Eko, the Orangutan Foundation's elephant. Photo by Paul Kidby

Our beautiful elephant Eko (Indonesian for First born) is on display in Green Park. He was painted by Paul Kidby, the ilustrator of Sir Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels and was generously sponsored by Le Pain Quotidien.

Watch this short news clip which features Eko in the closing shot and you can view all the elephants here.

Sign the online petition which calls for governments around the world to to sit up and recognize the urgency of the dire situation facing the Asian elephant and the other species that share its habitat.