The animals are coming! Jungle creatures unleashed across Edinburgh

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Following a successful time at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh, the brightly painted ‘Jungle City’ sculptures will be unleashed onto the streets, parks and neighbourhoods of Edinburgh.

All of the sculptures are for sale and have been decorated by a spectrum of world class artists. The event features the work of German born goldsmith and jewelry designer Sabine Roemer who has created an exotic creature – a hornbill decorated with feathers, pearls and a 383 carat ruby from Tanzania, which is set in a hand crafted fine gold and sterling silver mask. It is hoped this sculpture will raise a six figure sum for the lead conservation charity, Elephant Family.
“I created this beautiful paradise bird with the intention to escape into an amazing tropical and colourful world through his eyes: set with beautiful a handcrafted finegold mask, which is set with a total of 383,09 carat Rubies from Tanzania”
Edinburgh is the first city in the world to host a ‘Jungle City’, event which is 100% charitable and has been organized to benefit the work of lead charity Elephant Family and six other conservation NGOs. The sculptures will be sold at a glittering auction event on the 29th September at the National Museum of Scotland.
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To mark the street launch of 'Jungle City Edinburgh' a brightly painted collection of endangered animals were assembled in front of The National Gallery. 130 sculptures will be unleashed on the streets today until the end of the month, after which they will be sold to raise funds for lead charity 'Elephant Family' and six other conservation NGOs. Pic of, Sabine Romer, jewelry designer and designer of the ruby hornbill. Picture by Chris James 5/9/11        sabine_roemer_at_work_hornbill_edinburgh_jungle_city1                     To mark the street launch of 'Jungle City Edinburgh' a brightly painted collection of endangered animals were assembled in front of The National Gallery. 130 sculptures will be unleashed on the streets today until the end of the month, after which they will be sold to raise funds for lead charity 'Elephant Family' and six other conservation NGOs. Picture by Chris James 5/9/11

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