This wearable, wrinkly pygmy elephant figurine has a silver loop, and seed bead nose and eyes. She has been coated in three layers of glossy glaze for durability. She comes with an 18-inch 2mm black PVC cord with a sterling silver clasp and a velour gift bag upon adoption.
$5 from the purchase of this necklace goes to adoption of a threatened or endangered animal chosen by Animini City Facebook fans.
The Borneo Elephant, also called the Borneo Pygmy Elephant, (Elephas maximus borneensis) is a subspecies of the Asian Elephant and found in north Borneo (east Sabah and extreme north Kalimantan).
Wild Asian elephant populations are disappearing as expanding human development disrupts their migration routes, depletes their food sources, and destroys their habitat. Recognizing these elephants as native to Borneo makes their conservation a high priority and gives biologists important clues about how to manage them.
In August 2007 it was reported that there are probably not more than 1,000 pygmy elephants left in Sabah, after a two year study by the World Wildlife Fund. (From Wikipedia)
Animini collectible animal pals are about the size of a US quarter. They are made of durable chip- and shatter-resistant polymer clay and are coated in two or more layers of glossy glaze, keeping their colors bright and giving them the appearance of a china figurine. I don't use molds so every Animini in a series has his or her own personality; they are individually sculpted and painted by hand and details are added with a straight pin.