Talented South African artist Mr Dawie Fourie has painstakingly painted & sketched a remarkable series of iconic Tsavo Tuskers exclusively for The Askari Project in our attempts to raise money for elephant conservation in Tsavo, where these amazing elephants have been monitored as part of the Big Tusker Project run by the Tsavo Trust.
Some of the bulls in this series are no longer with us, either illegally killed through poaching or have died of old age. This particular elephant KE-1 is sadly no longer with us. This bull was the inspiration behind the logo of our conservation partner The Tsavo Trust and upon seeing their logo you will recognise the unique tusk profile instantly.
Elephants such as KE-1 have all belonged to a very rare & exclusive club - "Tuskers" which is a name given to elephants who tusks weigh in excess of 100lbs (45kgs). Due to hunting & poaching throughout Africa over many decades Tuskers are now incredibly rare in Africa and it is estimated only 15-20 remain on the entire continent today.
Tsavo is one of the last places on earth one can still see incredible elephants of this size and they are the driving force behind the efforts of The Askari Project.
*** THE PURCHASE OF EACH TUSKER SKETCH PRINT WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE EXCLUSIVE OFFER PRIZE POOL.
1st prize = 1 x Place on an available Duma Safaris photographic safari hosted by Bobby-Jo Vial (up to the value of USD$4995).
Prize includes: -International airfare to Africa (**up to the maximum value of AUD$2000 only).
- All accommodation (twin share throughout), meals, park fees, game drives and photography tuition are included whilst on safari.
- ***Drinks, visas, tips / gratuities, travel insurance, items of a personal nature are not included in prize package.
2nd prize = Wins a full set of the iconic Tusker Sketch Series (Black & White portraits - A3 size).
3rd prize = $150 of Mulberry Mongoose jewellery - items available to view via The Askari Project’s online store :www.theaskariproject.org/shop
** A MINIMUM OF 150 PRINTS MUST BE SOLD BEFORE THE MAIN PRIZE IS DRAWN.
This incredible canvas print is available in three sizes.
The print is professionally printed on high-quality, museum-grade canvas, laminated and then stretched around a premium acid-free frame made ready-to-hang.
*** PLEASE NOTE FOR INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS THE PRINT WILL BE SHIPPED AS A ROLLED CANVAS (PROTECTED IN A SECURE TUBE) AND NOT STRETCHED ON A TIMBER FRAME DUE TO THE EXCESSIVE INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT CHARGES FOR SUCH AN ITEM. THE CANVAS CAN THEN BE STRETCHED AND FITTED BY YOUR LOCAL PICTURE FRAMER AND READIED FOR HANGING.
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