Cow Parade was such a huge success back in 2007, that Milan is now hosting a new, funny and colorful animal invasion!
This year’s edition is called Elephant Parade and it’s an open air exhibition showcasing 80 statues of Asian elephant calves. Each one of the statues has been painted and decorated by a world famous artist and they have literally taken over the city!
The Asian elephant has been selected as the exhibit topic in a effort to sensitize people towards the dramatic situation of this awesome animal who is threatened with extinction: when the exhibition ends, the statues will be put up for auction and the income from their sale will be donated to the Asia Elephant Foundation, which protects and looks after these pachyderms, as well as to Telethon.
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