If you visit London’s Green Park this summer, you might be in for a bit of a surprise.

Savills Elephant Herd Green Park

Savills Elephant Herd, Green Park

Make that 100 surprises, for that is how many life-size elephant sculptures have been installed in the park as part of an environmental art exhibition called CoExistence created by Elephant Family and the Real Elephant Collective.

Savills has sponsored its own herd, christened ‘The Original Dwellers’ after the indigenous people of South India who made the elephants, which can be seen on the park’s Broad Walk close to Buckingham Palace.

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