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White Rhino | by Susan Shimeld - Nature in Fine Art
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White Rhino

Wrapped in cellophane and waiting to go. :( For a good cause, but didn't want to part with him. It's funny how you become really attached to certain artworks.

 

In South Africa, poachers kill on average three rhinos per day – approx. 100 per month – to feed the demand for horn on the black market.

 

At the beginning of the 20th century there were estimated to be 500,000 rhinos across Africa and Asia.

 

This number dramatically fell to 70,000 by 1970.

 

At the end of 2015, conservationists' estimated that there were around only 29,000 rhinos (all five species) surviving in the wild.

 

My rhino is now on his way to the Explorers Against Extinction auction, to be held in October. I'll post a link to the auction when he has been uploaded to the site and is live.

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Uploaded on August 25, 2017