Elephant Parade

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Visit Noah's Ark Zoo Farm this summer and take part in Elephant Parade®. From 1st July to 31st August the zoo is hosting a herd of 26 hand-painted unique Elephant Sculptures. The trail is included within general zoo admission with the zoo opening between 10:30-17:00 daily.

List of what is included in my visit: Elephant Parade trail, Free parking, Indoor and outdoor play, see the animals, animal talks, birds of prey display and a free sticker!

Elephant Parade® combines art, conservation, education and of course lots of fun. The herd of 26 decorative elephants will form a trail over the 100 acres of beautiful North Somerset countryside for visitors to explore and discover.

Each sculpture has been created by local and international artists to raise awareness of the need for global elephant conservation. The herd of 26 elephants visiting Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm this summer has been curated to also support the zoo’s ethos with conservation, sustainability and inclusive messages being shared by each of the incredible designs.

Whilst providing a popular activity for day visitors to the zoo, the installation carries a strong conservation message to highlight the plight of wild elephants, and explain the important work of the social enterprise Elephant Parade.

Visit the zoo between 1st July and 31st August 2022 to take part in the trail and find out more about Mosha and the conservation of Elephants around the world.

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The organisation was started by two men with a passion for helping nature's biggest land mammal. Father and son Marc and Mike Spits were moved by the emotional story of a 7 month old Asian elephant called Mosha they met in Thailand who had survived standing on a land mine, but lost her right leg. The work of the Spits resulted in the first exhibition in Rotterdam in 2007 and the support of NGOs Elephant Family and Friends of the Asian Elephant in a range of elephant conservation projects. Mosha was made a special prosthetic leg which has made daily life much easier for her.  Today, The Friends of the Asian Elephant Hospital is still the home of Mosha in Lampang, Thailand.

René de Wit, Managing Director at Elephant Parade: “After visiting so many great cities around the world, Elephant Parade is thrilled to arrive in Bristol at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm. And we hope our vibrant art pieces will give the visitors – young and old - a reason to smile, meet friends and have a great day.”

Mosha the elephant and her keeper at the sanctuary

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We would like to say a big thank you to all of our Elephant Parade sponsors.

 

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