Sydney sider have had the pleasure of enjoying the amazingly colourful Rhino statues dotted around the city, all to help raise awareness and much needed funds for Taronga Zoo’s conservation programme…
The Wild! Rhino charity will be held next Wednesday 14 May at The Star, Pyrmont. 45 rhino sculptures which have been decorated by artists and designers (including Kevin Connor, Jane Gillings, Camilla Franks and Ken Done) will be up for grabs.
Proceeds go towards Taronga Zoo’s conservation program here and overseas to save the critically endangered black rhino population, which has decreased by 97.6% since 1960. The statistics are horrific, but the sculptures are interesting.
The rhino sculptures themselves are available for purchase, but if people are interested in contributing to the cause, but cannot accommodate a rhino sculpture, they can donate it to a children’s hospital or similar. Taronga Park Zoo has a list of organisations which would love to provide a home for one. There are also some rather engaging baby rhino sculptures on offer. They’re currently dotted all over Sydney, but will be herded together for the viewing, which starts on Saturday.
For more information, please see the following link:
http://taronga.org.au/wild-rhinos/auctionPosted by By Arrnott Olssen Editor Rogue Homme