The rhinos have landed in London

Pickfords delivers the Tusk Rhino Trail!

20 Aug 2018

22 sculptures delivered to London for conservation charity, Tusk.

What is the Tusk Rhino Trail?

22 Rhino sculptures, painted by internationally respected and loved artists, designers and illustrators, have landed in top locations across Central London.

Tusk and its patron, HRH Prince William, supports over 60 conservation projects across 21 countries. The most recent poaching crisis has again seen the black rhino pushed towards extinction, losing on average 3 animals a day. Tusk invests heavily in the protection of rhinos and other species on the brink of extinction.

Money raised from the trail will go directly to Tusk’s conservation work across Africa, protecting endangered species and habitats, ensuring humans and wildlife can co-exist and fund essential environmental education programmes.

The designs

Each rhino has been painted by internationally respected and loved artists, designers and illustrators. Marc Quinn, The Chapman Brothers and Axel Scheffler are some of the artists involved. Educational content will feature on the sculpture plinths and website.

Arriving on the streets of London

Pickfords, official logistics partner for the Tusk Rhino Trail, safely packed, stored and delivered all 22 rhinos to their separate sites overnight for the big reveal on 20 August 2018. See pictures below of our team thoroughly enjoying their moment in the spotlight after working hard to get them safely installed!

For insider information on how we did it, read our blog 'how to move a rhino'.

rhino installed 2
rhino installed 1

Supporting Tusk

There are many ways you can support Tusk.

The rhinos will be auctioned at Christies on 9 October 2018 on the eve of the UK Gov hosting the 4th global conference on the illegal wildlife trade. More than 80% of donations will go directly towards the cause.

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