Elephant auctions raise more than half a million euros
Auctions to sell off decorative baby elephant statues from Trier and Luxembourg have helped raise more than half a million euros to protect endangered Asian elephants.
Trier auctioned off its statues on Saturday night, raising a whopping 212,500 euros. Added to the funds raised at the Luxembourg auction last weekend, the total sum to be given to the Asian Elephant Foundation is 516,000 euros.
The Elephant Parade Project invited artists to decorate scores of elephant sculptures which were then displayed in public places around Luxembourg and Trier.