Elephant Parade is a support organization that raises and donates money for the Asian elephant, that is threatened by extinction. A little while ago the Elephant Parade too over the town of Heerlen, not very far from where I live. Elephants are decorated by local artist (not necesarily painters) and famous people. These elephants were placed in Heerlen as a an open air exhibition. When the exhibition is over, they will be auction off. You can also buy smaller versions at a temporary shop over on the internet on the Elephant Parade's webshop
The elephants are so cute and very beautifully decorated. Here are some photo's which I lent from the Elephant Parade's site.
Dalarna horse. Unfortunately this elephant is "unofficial", it can not be bought in the shop.