Endangered: White Rhino

Endangered: White Rhino 2011 420 x 480mm

Ever since I started doing animal etchings I have wanted to do a series of endangered wildlife to help promote their plight. The white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) was the first I chose to do in this series. These animals are some of the most endangered in the world. Only 1 male is surviving in the wild under constant guard. Poachers hunt them for their horns which can be sold at great prices to the Chinese alternative medicine trade.

© John Sharp 2016