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The elephant in the room... a wildlife artist has painted the world's largest elephant artwork as a lifesize tribute to a majestic African elephant that has been killed by poachers.
Jonathan Truss, 56, was so distraught at the poaching of one of Africa's biggest and most adored mammals that he set about honouring its life through a life-size artwork titled 'Tusker's Last Stand'.
The 12ft by 15ft oil painting of 'Satao', which was killed for his ivory, became so enormous that Jonathan had to move out of his studio at home in Bournemouth, Dorset.
He has been working at a car showroom for the last month after bosses from a nearby Mercedes dealership offered him space to work.