“There are great cleared flat places hidden away in the forests that are called elephants’ ballrooms, but even these are only found by accident, no man has ever seen the elephants dance…”– Rudyard Kipling

The Animal Ball – London’s most inspired and creative tribute to the Animal Kingdom – returns in 2023! After a three year gap, and to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Elephant Family, the event will take place at Lancaster House on 28 June 2023.

Presented by Elephant Family and Tintra Foundation, the famous masked Animal Ball aims to raise vital funds for conservation programmes in South Asia.

Conjured up by fashion’s greatest creative minds including Sabyasachi, Prada, Chloe, Burberry, Charlotte Olympia and Missoni, each iteration sees a collection of sustainable animal headgear adorn London’s bright and beautiful, in powerful homage to endangered animals everywhere.

The multi-coloured menagerie has previously been hosted by Their Royal Highnesses The former Prince of Wales and The former Duchess of Cornwall and has raised millions for conservation efforts.

In a heartfelt celebration of remarkable achievements in the field of conservation,
Elephant Family proudly presents the prestigious Mark Shand Award and the Tara Award
to extraordinary individuals who have made significant contributions to human-wildlife coexistence.

Thank you The Real Elephant Collective and Kartiki Gonsalves for showing us all a better way forward!