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Elephant project a mammoth task

Artist Steve Manning with his herd of Willow Elephants in Pakenham
Artist Steve Manning with his herd of Willow Elephants in Pakenham


2007-08-10 - Pakenham, United Kingdom , LISA CLEVERDON

WITH their large ears, imposing frames and long trunks, Asian elephants are undoubtedly among the biggest and most majestic mammals in the world. So when Suffolk topiary expert Steve Manning was asked to make 12 life-size models of the creatures, it was little wonder he felt slightly daunted by the mammoth challenge. But six months later, Mr Manning is now the proud, albeit temporary owner, of his very own herd of Asian elephants made entirely from willow.



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