Elephant Parade National Tour comes to Cardiff

Supporters hope to raise awareness of the Asian elephant, which is under threat of extinction Credit: Joe Davies / ITV News

Fourteen full-size baby elephant statues have arrived in Wales to raise awareness of the plight of Asian elephants threatened by extinction.

The colourful statues have been designed by celebrities, artists and businesses Credit: Joe Davies / ITV News

The three-week visit is part of the Elephant Parade National Tour, which has seen the statues dotted all over the country.

The project is raising funds for The Asian Elephant Foundation - a charity supporting elephant conservation projects Credit: Joe Davies / ITV News

The colourful elephants have been designed by artists, businesses and celebrities, including The One Show's Alex Jones.

The statues are situated at eight locations across Cardiff, namely The Wales Millennium Centre, Central Library, St David's Hall, St David's Centre, Sherman Theatre, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Techniquest and Cardiff International White Water.