In feng shui practices, elephant statues represent protection, luck, fertility and wisdom. The placement of elephant statues for feng shui purposes depends on the specific energy the seeker is hoping to improve. For instance, placing an elephant statue at an entrance can represent protection of the home.
The specific energy that elephant statues represent in feng shui is also based on the position of their trunks. A trunk that is facing downward symbolizes built-up energy as well as perseverance through obstacles, so these statues are commonly placed in homes as fertility symbols. Elephant statues with upward trunks represent good luck, as the positive energy is believed to flow out of the trunk and through the space in which it is placed.