Legend has it if there are no ravens in the Tower of London, the Kingdom will fall. Not something Harry and Meghan would be keen to hear in the run up their nuptials next weekend.

However, new research released today, 11th May - which shows that whilst us Brits love our wildlife, the majority (65%) would like to see more - has prompted smartphone manufacturer Huawei to commission five supersized ravens to tour the UK.

In celebration of the launch of the Huawei P20 Pro – the first smartphone to come equipped with three camera lenses and a 5x hybrid zoom – Huawei commissioned the research to discover what Brits are most keen to take photos of.

To bring wildlife closer to people in key cities around the UK, Huawei has supersized a number of elusive Ravens, making them 5x bigger so they are all the more easy to get a perfect shot of.

One bird is currently positioned at Potters Field, right opposite the home of some of the most famous ravens in the UK, the Tower of London. The other giant birds will be touring the UK this weekend to make sure people in the cities where wildlife is hardest to see get the chance to catch a rare glimpse of these mysterious creatures.

The ravens will be flying off to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, York, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Cardiff over the next few days.

If people spot one in their city this weekend, they can simply take a photo of it and take the picture into their local Vodafone store to be in with a chance of winning a dream wildlife photographer’s trip – a luxury safari holiday for two.

You can take an exclusive look at the ravens and how the magnificent birds were created by watching our behind the scenes video.

An edited video (A-Roll) and B-Roll is available on our online press office, details of which can be found below.

For more information please contact TNR on 020 7963 7163

Footage includes:


GVs Raven set up at Potter’s Field

GVs Public interaction

Vox pops

Any problems, please contact TNR on +44 (0)20 7963 7163

Dates and locations for the traveling ravens:

  • 10th May Glasgow
  • 11th May Edinburgh
  • 12th May Newcastle
  • 11th May York
  • 12th May Leeds
  • 13th May Manchester
  • 11th May Liverpool
  • 12th May Birmingham
  • 13th May Cardiff

Notes to Editors

About the research:

All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 1964 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 8th - 9th May 2018. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+). *The following figures Cardiff (45%), Leeds (44%) and Glasgow (42%) amongst the cities most keen to get closer to nature were from research conducted by Censuswide, with 2,011 respondents aged 16+ in the UK between 27.04.2018 - 30.04.2018. The survey was conducted from a random sample of UK adults. Censuswide abide by and employ members of the Market Research Society which is based on the ESOMAR principles.