Happy Rhino Day!

Here is a sketch I did in the field of a white rhino at lake Nakuru in Kenya a few years ago. Rhinos are behemoths, hold overs from another era. Rhino Poaching is still a problem.  Unfortunately some people still believe in the bogus medicinal and aphrodisiac qualities of rhino horn. When I was in Kenya many of the rhinos actually had armed escorts to protect them from poachers. Saving Rhinos.org is a great organization which educates and supports the protection of rhinos. Go to their website to find out more about World Rhino Day and what we can do to help.

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  1. Thanks so much for the comment! You’re kind of a hero of mine so it means a lot to me! I’ve almost worn out my copy of African Diaries. As inspiring as your artwork has been to me it’s really your attitude about wildlife and conservation that I look up to the most. Posts like this remind people that conservation matters if we want to keep these animals around for the future.
    I also really appreciate how you seem to be instilling these values into your children as well and teaching them to admire and care for the natural world.

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