Cirencester Goes On Safari!

Cirencester folk aren’t talking about the elephant in the room. No, they’re too busy discussing the elephants in the park!

A family of Asian elephants have made Cirencester Park their home for the time being and what a stunning feature they make.

The exciting wooden sculptures will be here for about six months before moving on to become part of a larger exhibition to be held in the Royal Parks in London, to coincide with the UN Biodiversity Conference scheduled for May 2021.

Said Countess Bathurst “We were contacted by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall a few months ago, asking if we’d like to give this very special family a home. They had been cooped up with about 40 other elephants in a barn, unable to be exhibited due to Covid. Her Royal Highness thought it would be much nicer if they were given some fresh air and could be enjoyed by others – and she felt we had a big enough garden to house them!

“Naturally, we were absolutely delighted to say ‘yes’.

“We hope our installation will bring a great deal of joy, as well as trigger a collective moment of empathy for the world’s biggest and most intelligent animal that, like so many species, is fast becoming homeless.

We hope you also look up the amazing work of The Elephant Family who do so much for the wildlife in Asia.”