Working on some photographs on our black and white site I came across this image:
I had forgotten about the mysterious elephants. The Cathedral of St. Catherine and Nicholas has these carvings. Also there are small bronze statues inserted on some of the outside walls too.
Considering the building is centuries old, why elephants? So far I have not found any references to explain it. Maybe I will stumble on the answer some day.
Below is the original photograph.