Parker pen and black ink sketch and colourwash in my Moleskine A4 Folio Nature Journal
The only way to save a rhinoceros is to save the environment in which it lives, because there’s a mutual dependency between it and millions of other species of both animals and plants.
- David Attenborough
These two White Rhinoceros – Ceratotherium simum – were grazing right by the fence, so I stopped and did a quick sketch. (Location not mentioned to protect the Rhinos.) They didn’t seem bothered by me at all, I was just on the other side of a rather rickety looking game fence, which I’m sure they could demolish with a step or two, should they so wish! And I was thrilled to see that they still have their horns, so many are being removed to thwart poachers in a conservation effort of these magnificent animals.
Sometimes we’re lucky enough to see the Lions close-by the fence, but I’ve never left my car to try and sketch them!
The white rhinoceros or square-lipped rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) is the largest species of rhinoceros that exists and lives in Southern Africa.
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