Save the Rhino! The Rhino Sculpture


Save the Rhino! The Rhino Sculpture

The rhinoceros is one of the largest animals out in the wild. They can grow up to 13 feet long and 6 feet high, weighing approximately 2,300 kilos. The name of this mighty creature is derived from Greek and split into two parts: “rhino” meaning nose and “ceros” meaning horn. We are thrilled to present the rhino sculpture as one of the most popular pieces in our range. Constructed using life-size proportions, the rhino stands boldly on its four strong and stumpy legs with its signature horns protruding up and out of its head.
Whilst we at Pangea celebrate the grandeur and magnificence of the African Rhino and admire their gigantic horns which can be used as weapons of defence or in combat with other predators, poachers around the world are keen to kill these beautiful animals in order to remove their horns and sell them on the black market. With the rhinoceros proving a popular and much-loved product in our range, we care about what is happening to the real-life creatures that our sculptures are modelled from. Out of the five species of rhino, four are classed as ‘endangered’ and three are considered to be ‘critically endangered’. In fact, there has been a 9000% increase in rhino poaching in the same region of Africa between 2007 and 2014.
Rhinos on African PlainThis is terrible news for the rhino, a species that are actually quite sociable and harmless animals when undisturbed. They are very curious creatures that charge when alarmed, however their eyesight is extremely poor and thus they rely on their senses of smell and hearing to detect danger. They can also run up to an impressive 40km/h! When left unbothered and carefree, these animals graze on plants and rest all day in the sun, occasionally rolling around in mud in order to protect their sensitive skin from parasites.
At Pangea we believe that an animal’s life should never be compromised. Therefore, the rhino is a sculpture very close to our hearts. The artwork captures everything we love about the real wild animal including its serious expression and docile manner. Rhino sculptures look striking situated in a large outdoor space surrounded by greenery and resemble the solitary bulls who prefer to live alone. Alternatively, introduce more rhino sculptures to mimic the herds that congregate and socialise with each other, or even pair with an elephant sculpture as rhinos are routinely spotted mingling with these epic mammals in the wild.

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