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Press Release   •   Jul 02, 2013 13:41 GMT

BBC One Show presenter Alex Jones has created an exclusive design for the forthcoming Elephant Parade national tour, presented by intu - owner of some of the UK’s top shopping centres. Alex’s Elephant Parade statue will be one of the 100-strong elephant herd that will feature in the 14-stop, 375-day national tour, which will include Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff, Nottingham and London. The tour starts at intuWatford on 21 July 2013.

Alex said: "I'm delighted to be part of the Elephant Parade national tour.  It's such a fun and eye-catching way to raise awareness and support for Asian elephant conservation with a colourful and creative public art display across the country. I'm also so thrilled that it will be visiting Cardiff for the first time."

Elephant Parade is the world’s largest open air art exhibition of decorated elephant statues that seeks to attract public awareness and support for Asian elephant conservation. Created by local and international artists, each elephant is a unique piece of art. Parades have been run in the following cities:

Rotterdam 2007

Antwerp 2008                     

Amsterdam 2009

Emmen Zoo 2010 

London 2010 

Bergen 2010 

Heerlen 2011

Copenhagen 2011 

Milan 2011 

Singapore 2011 

Hasselt 2012

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