This sculpture of a 16-foot elephant named Ella is designed to remind the public that species around the world are vanishing.

The sculpture, created by artist Hernan Caro, was donated to the city of Kenner by residents Henry and Pat Shane. It’s on display in the median near Divine Mercy Church, 4337 Sal Lentini Parkway.

Caro created the sculpture in conjunction with the Krewe of Awe, a group whose missions is to save elephants from becoming extinct because of poachers and to help make education and policy changes.