“These elephants and their lion guards represent a world of peace and harmony which we wish to express to you all”
This is the message for visitors visiting Zoominations – A Chinese Lantern Festival at the Tampa Zoo.
With vibrant color: reds, yellows, greens, blues purples. Each made with great care and intricate detail.
Elephants were once kept by the imperial court for ceremonies. They symbolize prudence, wisdom and strength.
Lions were also associated with royalty. They were admired for their strength and courage and have often been used to guard entrances to official buildings and residences.