Continuing where we left off, I was in pursuit of roughly 30 Psychedelic Rhino, and when last you saw me I was in the area of the Civic Centre.
And that is the lot, or rather, the rhino in walking range. There are 5 others in areas outside of my range, and a lot of shop and school rhino scattered about. They are however usually difficult to photograph because of their position. On 10-14 October the rhino will be returned to Marwell Zoo, and sold at a charity auction with proceeds going to Marwell’s rhino and other conservation projects, plus two other local charities – The Rose Road Association and the Wessex Heartbeat’s High 5 Appeal.
I must admit I enjoyed photographing these works, some are really spectacular, a and it would be wonderful if something like this was done for the rapidly diminishing population of rhino back in South Africa. But, I think what is need in SA is really tough sentences for poachers and their middlemen, as well as those who are driving the demand for rhino horn. Eventually the only rhino left in South Africa will be in zoos!
© DRW 2013-2018. Images recreated 09/04/2016