Elephants on parade

Theatrical elephants in Hull are led through the city. Picture: Sean Spencer/Hull News & Pictures

Theatrical elephants in Hull are led through the city. Picture: Sean Spencer/Hull News & Pictures

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MORe than 250,000 years ago, elephants freely roamed the streets of Hull.

And they have been spotted back in the city, taking part in a film being created for the city’s UK City of Culture 2017 bid, which is set to be formally submitted on Monday, September 30.

Members of the public took to Twitter to express their amazement at the “awesome” sight. Grace Christiansen wrote: “I wondered why there were elephants in Hull! Ha ha, they looked really realistic.”

If Hull wins the City Of Culture 2017 title, the elephants – made from a combination of papier mache and muslin – will form part of an opening parade through the city’s streets.

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