The Elephant Parade On Tour In Switzerland
60 Elephant Sculptures on Tour In Switzerland
Now At Zurich HB From 14th – 21st October 2020
The elephants are on the final leg of their journey. Having visited Rapperswil, Zurich Airport they are now on display at Zurich HB for just a week until 21st October 2020 – so do get over and see them if you can in their new temporary home.
The Elephant Parade – A Charity Project
The Elephant Parade is a charity project which began in Thailand and is touring Switzerland. It features 60 colourfully painted elephants, each with its unique colours and design each painted by a well know artist or personality.
To Raise Awareness of The Endangered Asian Elephant
The aim of the project is to draw attention to the fate of the highly endangered Asian elephant. 100 years ago there were over 450,000 elephants all over Asia. Today there are only about 35,000 left.
First Elephant Parade was in 2007 in Rotterdam
The first parade was organised back in 2007 in Rotterdam and since then, there have been a total of 30 parades in a number of cities including Amsterdam, London, Singapore, Milan, Copenhagen and Hong Kong.
The parade initially began in Rapperswil until the 23rd August and they then resided at Zurich Airport from 26th August till 11th October.
Their latest stop in Zurich HB is their shortest stop of all, just for a week from 14th – 21st October. Below you can find photos of the Elephant Parade when it was in Rapperswil.
In Rapperswil the collection of elephants were installed outdoors in the square overlooking the lake.
The sculptures are modelled on baby elephants and are all designed specifically for this event. Artists and Ambassadors of the Elephant parade include people such as Richard Branson, Tommy Hilfiger, Elizabeth Hurley and many others. You can see the full list here.
The Knie Circus family recently celebrated “100 years of Knie elephants”, and it is they who have brought the international exhibition, the Elephant Parade, to Switzerland.
The exhibition is FREE to view in each location. There are elephants of all shapes, sizes, patterns and colours and is a great outing for all the family.
Souvenir Shop With Proceeds Raising Money for Asian Elephant Projects
There is a small shop at each site with souvenirs and small sculptures and the sale of the elephant sculptures aims to raise funds for Asian elephants aid projects. Enjoy this great exhibition and take a look at the website here.
Elephant Parade Switzerland
Where: Zurich Main Station from 14th – 21st October 2020
When: Rapperswil 29th June – 23rd August), Zurich Airport 26th August – 11th October, Zurich Main Station 14th – 21st October 2020
For more information please visit the Elephant Family website here.
Elephant Parade Exhibition Rapperswil
See a short video of the Elephant parade Exhibition in Rapperswil here:
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