THE unique animal sculptures which will form the centrepiece of Clonakilty’s “Jungle City” attraction this summer are due to arrive in the town this coming Friday.

The 24 sculptures will be brightly painted by local and international artists before going on display at various locations around the town in June as part of a visitor trail.

Other fun elements to attraction will include a “pop-up shop” where blank miniature animals can be decorated by families, safari trails, route maps, and talking animals via a downloadable app.

Jungle City was created by animal conservation charity Elephant Family, the same charity that was behind the elephants at Inchydoney in 2008.

Since 2008 they have launched similar painted sculpture events in London, Edinburgh and next year, New York.

The Clonakilty display is supported by The West Cork Development Partnership, the Town Council, Chamber of Commerce, Cork County Council and Sustainable Clonakilty.

The event will be officially launched in Clonakilty on Friday, June 29th next.