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  • Maktao Orphan

Maktao Orphan

Dimensions Life-size

Materials Bronze  

Editions /3

 


Maktao's Story

In the early morning on the 21st of July reports from a community member were received by the DSWT Ziwani Anti-Poaching team based in Tsavo West National Park alerting them about an elephant calf that had been sighted the previous day alone. That morning he was found again, still alone in hostile territory. Because some of the neighboring communities have suffered at the hands of crop raiding elephants and given the location we suspect human wildlife conflict the reason for this young baby being orphaned.

Maktao is part of Gillie and Marc's exhibition - The Orphans. 

If you purchase Maktao, 30% will go directly to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

> You can also adopt Maktao here 

The elephants of tomorrow

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This is a sculpture that represents more than orphaned calves. This is a yearlong celebration of hope and strength for the generation who will grow up into the healthy and supported elephants of tomorrow thanks to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. The future of their species in the wild relies on this young generation being strong. Strength we can all help to provide. Because by December next year, when this sculpture leaves London, they’ll have only 19 years left to defy the odds with another generation to follow. This is a sculpture for positive change. One we won’t let become a memorial.