Herd of elephants gate-crash Green Park!

21 Jun 2021

A large herd of elephants sponsored by Savills can be seen in Green Park London

They left their former settlement on the Mall this week to take up residence on the Board Walk, close to Buckingham Palace.

The Savills 'herd' is named The Original Dwellers, after the indigenous people of South India who made the sculptures, and part of the Elephant Family charity's campaign to protect Asia's wildlife.

David Forbes, Chairman of the Savills Private Office, says: "I've had a long-standing relationship with this charity, both personally and professionally, it's a privilege to be a part of the Elephant Family's journey again. Raising awareness of such a crucial wildlife cause is close to my heart. Savills is extremely proud to support the CoExistence campaign."

John Dyke, Savills London planning director, and his team obtained the necessary planning consents from Westminster City Council for the elephants to be placed in the Royal Parks, says. He adds: "It was a pleasure to work on such a project and for such an excellent cause. This striking exhibition will bring awareness to the work CoExistence are doing to protect wildlife and local communities."

CoExistence is an environmental art exhibition by Elephant Family and The Real Elephant Collective. The elephants have been created deep in the jungles of Tamil Nadu by Indigenous communities who live in close proximity to their real-life counterparts. Here, people and elephants coexist in denser populations than anywhere else in the world.