Elephant Parade® orchestrates the largest global art exhibition of uniquely decorated elephant statues, aimed at promoting elephant conservation. These life-size, baby elephant statues, designed by artists and celebrities, tour international cities to elevate conservation awareness.

Discover limited edition, handcrafted replicas and exclusive products derived from these exhibits in our shop. Excitingly, we've also introduced a new line, the World of Ceramics, expanding our collection with beautifully crafted ceramic elephants. A significant 20% of our net profits supports elephant welfare and conservation initiatives. Join us in this artistic movement for a noble cause.

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Elephant Parade was founded by father and son Marc and Mike Spits in 2006. While on holiday in Thailand, Marc met a baby elephant named Mosha, who had tragically lost part of her leg after stepping on a landmine. This profound experience inspired Marc and Mike to establish Elephant Parade, a social enterprise focused on elephant conservation.

"We wanted to help Mosha and create something structural that would be profitable in the long run. This is the only way in which we can provide the elephant with a sustainable future."

The inaugural Elephant Parade exhibition, a major elephant conservation effort, debuted in Rotterdam, The Netherlands in 2007. Friends of the Asian Elephant Hospital, Mosha’s home base in Lampang Thailand, was the first beneficiary of funds generated by Elephant Parade and continues to receive ongoing support for Mosha’s care.


Mosha, the elephant with a prosthetic leg


Mosha, a young elephant, was tragically injured by a landmine near the Burmese border when she was just seven months old. This catastrophic event resulted in the loss of her leg below the knee, causing significant strain on her remaining limbs and spine as she grows. 

Remarkably, Mosha became the first elephant globally to receive and functionally use a prosthetic leg. 

Each year, as she continues to grow, Mosha requires new fittings for her prosthetic, involving substantial effort and innovation in elephant and veterinary medicine. Mosha now resides permanently at the FAE Elephant Hospital due to her needs.

Support elephant conservation efforts with Elephant Parade, and help us provide for elephants like Mosha.


Meet Our Elephant Art Team

Meet the dedicated team behind Elephant Parade, where each member plays a pivotal role in driving our mission for elephant conservation. From artists who design each unique elephant statue to the skilled artisans who bring these designs to life, get to know the passionate individuals committed to making a difference for elephants worldwide.

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Elephant Parade statues never go unnoticed by the wider public and media. Created by artists and celebrities, each Elephant Statue is a unique art piece. At the end of the exhibition, a number of statues are auctioned for the benefit of elephant welfare and conservation programs.


We believe that a business can contribute to creating a happier world. 20% of Elephant Parade net profits are donated to elephant welfare and conservation projects worldwide. We pledge to donate a minimum of € 25,000 per year to Elephant Family, our official conservation partner (a registered NGO) and a minimum of € 25,000 per year to Friends of the Asian Elephant (home of Mosha).


Elephant Parade provides a structural and ongoing source of income for elephant welfare and conservation, making it possible to give elephants a fighting chance in the battle for space, dignity and survival. Our aim is to raise public awareness of these issues and support projects and organization.


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