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Katy Perry selling elephant statue

Katy Perry is auctioning an elephant sculpture she designed to raise money for charity.

The pop star teamed up with artist Erin Lareau to decorate the statue for the Elephant Parade fundraiser for Asian elephant conservation.


The piece, which the pop star nicknamed Dumbina, is adorned with colourful stripes, sparkling crystals and Katy Perry's initials.


She says, "My elephant was inspired by my California Dreams Tour and Candyfornia - a magical, glittering place where everything is sweet! The crystals that adorn the elephant are precious, just like the Asian elephants that need our protection. Let's raise awareness!"


Katy Perry's elephant will go under the hammer in an auction in Milan, Italy.