Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · A Herd Instinct
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

A Herd Instinct

Bali's Elephant Safari Park Participates in Elephant Safari Parade Auction to Help Save Asia's Largest Pachyderms


(1/27/2012)

On Saturday, January 14, 2012 the ABN AMRO Elephant Parade Grand Auction wound up in Singapore, managing to raise $1,781,000 from the sale of a large "herd" of fiberglass elephants painted by leading artists from around the world.

Click Images to Enlarge

S$445,000 of the total sales were set aside for The Asian Elephant Foundation and Wildlife Reserves Conservation Fund.

The Elephant sales took place in two rounds. The opening auction on January 12, 2012, was held at the St. Regis Hotel where 38 elephants were sold by leading auction house Sotheby's. The remaining elephants went under the auction hammer on Sunday, January 14, 2012 at a Champagne brunch and Champagne sundowner held at the Fullerton Hotel.

Fetching top dollar at the auction was an elephant painted by renowned Filipino artist Ronald Venture, selling for S$62,000.

Mike Spits, co-founder of Elephant Parade said: “I am very pleased that these exceptional and lovable works of art have found new homes. At the same time, we have also managed to raise funds for The Asian Elephant Foundation and the Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund, which will be channeled to ensure a sustainable future for our ecosystem and its inhabitants. Through this exhibition in Singapore, I am very happy to see that our Elephant Parade family has grown bigger, which means more people are now aware about the plight of the Asian elephant.”

Also participating in the Singapore auction were the owners of Bali Adventure Tours and the Elephant Safari Park and Lodge, Nigel and Yanie Mason.

The Masons purchased "Damaged Dumbo" by Renowned Filipino artist Renato L. Barja, Jr. and "Shivakari" by Singapore-based Australian artist Katrina Read.

Paying some US$30,000 for the two elephants via the Sotheby "on-line auction, these two objects d'art will soon be on display at the Elephant Museum located at the entrance to their popular Elephant Safari Park in Taro, near Ubud in Bali.

[Bali Elephant Tour - Elephant Safari Tour]


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Are you on the Run?
More than 1,500 Participants Expected at Herbalife Bali International Triathlon
(7/24/2016)
Death at Double Six Beach
Canadian Presumed to Have Drowned off Double Six Beach in Bali
(7/24/2016)
Danish Tourist Dies on Tour
Danish Tourist Dies of Apparent Heart Attack While Touring Bali’s Rice Terraces
(7/24/2016)
Going Ape on Your Birthday
Niluh the Orangutan Invites 55 Children to Celebrate Her Birthday and National Children’s Day at the Bali Safari Marine Park
(7/24/2016)
Let the Dream of a Better Tomorrow Begin
Beyond Bali: Sumba Hospitality Foundation Inaugurate East Nusa Tenggara’s First Hotel School in West Sumba
(7/24/2016)
One Moment in Time
MOMENTS – An Exhibition of Photography by Michael Johnsey July 29- August 11, 2016
(7/24/2016)
Illegal in Plain Sight
Local Transport Drivers Enraged Over Billboards Advertising Illegal Online Transport Services
(7/24/2016)
Whitton’s Whippin
Australian Teen Beaten Savagely by Ojek Driver in Kuta, Bali After Refusing Transport Services
(7/24/2016)
Rubbing, The Wrong Way
The Banjar Bali in Kuta Raided by Police for Employing Underage Girls as Therapists
(7/24/2016)
Mourning Putu
Four-Year-Old Balinese Child Drowns at Canggu Club Pool
(7/24/2016)
Failed Approach to Landing
Bali Airport Closed for 45-Minutes to Undertake Runway Repairs
(7/24/2016)
An Airport Too Inviting
Confusion Reigns Over Rumors of Premature Invitations Issued for Cornerstone Ceremony for North Bali Airport
(7/24/2016)
All [News]!