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Chester Zoo | World Elephant Day

Today is World Elephant Day and to mark the occasion, we are pleased to reveal that we have been working closely with the wonderful, Chester Zoo on an exclusive Elephant paperweight.

Hari Elephant Chester Zoo Exclusive

Featuring an idyllic illustration of forget-me-knot flowers in jewel-like colours, this fine bone china infant Asian Elephant paperweight celebrates the life of one of Chester Zoo’s young elephants, Hari, who sadly passed away in 2015, just before his third birthday. A beautifully innocent piece, the Hari Elephant is finished with 22 carat gold highlights together with an exclusive Chester Zoo backstamp. Proceeds will go towards funding for research into Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus (EEHV), a deadly virus which affects young elephants typically around weaning age both in zoos and in the wild. Most recently the Zoo has suffered the loss of Bala and Hari to the illness, both of whom were featured on the Channel 4 documentary ‘The Secret Life of the Zoo’.

For more information please visit: www.chesterzoo.org

Posted by sophie hill on 25/07/2016 12:24