Paper Elephants Sets Guinness Record

Ensemble of 78,564 colourful origami elephants made by participants from all over the world has set a new Guinness World Record in the USA.

Presentation of paper animals were put together by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) at the Bronx Zoo in the US to achieve the title for the largest display of origami elephants in order to honour 35,000 elephants lost each year to poaching.

In total, an impressive 78,564 origami elephants were sent to the Bronx Zoo from all 50 states in the US, along with 40 other countries around the world.

96 Elephants and its partners have broken the Guinness World Records title for largest display of origami elephants to honor the 35,000 elephants that are lost each year to poaching.

The previous record was set in 2014 by the Zoological Society of London and Whipsnade Zoo in Great Britain, which displayed 33,764 origami elephants.