An African white rhino painted in acrylics on canvas board.

These amazing animals, both black and white, are being poached at such a sickening rate in South Africa that if it continues, their numbers will be in decline by mid 2012. As of today, 21 March 2012, a staggering 135 rhinos have been killed in South Africa THIS YEAR.

31 March 2012 – Number of rhinos killed in South Africa is now 150!

31 Dec 2012 – OVER 600!!!!!!!

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  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago

    2 Images per day 2012/03/21
    This is brilliant! Your artwork is stunning Lynda! Thank you for promoting anti-Rhino poaching, much appreciated and a BIG FAV!

  • Thankyou Magaret for your kind comments and fave! This issue has been playing on my mind a lot lately espcecially since travelling to Madikwe last year and finding out recently that 5 rhinos have been killed there this year. I can’t help but think some of them are probably ones I was lucky enough to see. A very sad thought.

    – Lynda Harris

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago

  • ☼Laughing Bones☾
    ☼Laughing Bones☾over 2 years ago

    March 22nd, 2012

  • Thankyou – I’m smiling now!!!!!

    – Lynda Harris

  • JolanteHesse
    JolanteHesseover 2 years ago

    This is poignant and emotive portrait of this majestic animal, Lynda.
    Thank you for highlighting their plight so well…. the poaching is sickening.

  • Thankyou Jolante – their plight has been playing on my mind so much. I would hate to think that the current situation continues and that the only ones we will see are in zoos!!!!

    – Lynda Harris

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaover 2 years ago

    Excellent Image! 03/26/2012
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  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsover 2 years ago

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhh the awesome power and stare that makes one sit up and decide to run or stay and wonder at this spectacular portrait of the African white rhino … A epic study dear Lynda , your Memerizing wildlife works soooooooooooooooo shine , and so do your Fab comments , scrap me off the ceiling please .. Ha ha .. My special thanks my friend .. Paulx

  • Oh my friend you do make me smile!! Thankyou for your wonderful comments and your ongoing interest and support of my work. It means so much!! Unfortunately the number of rhinos killed has now risen to 150. It makes me so sad :((( Just hope this portrait raises some awareness of their plight.

    – Lynda Harris

  • Johanna26
    Johanna26over 2 years ago

    A magnificent animal and so well captured in your painiting…excellent ..ever so sad to read about the poaching in South AFrica

  • Thankyou so much Johanna – I’m afraid as of today’s date the number has now risen to 150 rhinos killed in South Africa – and that is just the ones they know of. :-((((

    – Lynda Harris

  • Marriet
    Marrietover 2 years ago

    If only someone would disprove the magical powers of the horn!
    What the men who buy this need is viagra!
    Beautiful painting and a great cause.

  • Thankyou so much Marriet – and I agree with you completely!!! Such senseless slaughter for such a ridiculous reason makes me sick!!

    – Lynda Harris

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 2 years ago

    MARCH 30th, 2012
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    Kittycat10over 2 years ago


  • Thankyou very much!!! Such lovely news to receive this sunny morning!!

    – Lynda Harris

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