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The Duchess of Cornwall unveils a model elephant in support of Elephant Family

11th June 2015

The Duchess of Cornwall with artist Philip Colbert in his Rickshaw

The Duchess of Cornwall with artist Philip Colbert in his Rickshaw

The Duchess of Cornwall unveiled a ten-foot tall model elephant in London today.

Her Royal Highness was joined by more than 50 school children to unveil the model of Tara - the elephant rescued by her late brother and Founder of Elephant Family, Mark Shand. The unveiling of Tara marks the start of 'Elephant Story-Time', a series of readings and family events taking place at Duke of York Square, in partnership with Maclaren, to raise awareness and elicit support for the endangered Asian elephant. 

 

The Duchess of Cornwall unveils a model elephant in London

The Duchess of Cornwall unveils a model elephant in London

The unveiling of Tara forms part of the 'Travels to my Elephant' campaign, which has already seen a fleet of vibrant rickshaws introduced onto London’s streets by actress, Goldie Hawn. 

All of the rickshaws will be auctioned for the charity - along with the models of Tara and Ella the elephant - in London and New York at the end of the month.

Elephant Family currently funds 20 projects across Asia and invests where help is needed most: to protect habitat, prevent conflict and reconnect the forest homes of the endangered Asian elephant. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have been joint Presidents of Elephant Family since September 2014.