Monday, March 26, 2018

Now There Are Only Two

The Last Three: Sudan, Najin and Fatu
 
I chanced to come upon The Last Three by Australian artists, Gillie and Marc Schattner while I was out taking pictures for the A to Z Blogging Challenge. I'd missed the announcement that the largest rhino statue in the world had been put up in Astor Place just a few weeks ago. Tragically, a few days after the statue was put up, Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino had died. He is survived by his daughter, Najin and granddaughter, Fatu.
 
Rhinos are hunted -- to the point of extinction -- for their horn. Erroneously, it is believed that the rhino horns are able to cure a wide array of ailments. I highly recommend you visit the link for The Last Three. It has an extraordinary photograph of the sculpture, interesting information and ways we can all contribute to helping keep rhinos from complete extinction. 
 
Dream well, dear Sudan.  
 

7 comments:

Denise said...

Sad who some are as humans. I saw a program on PBS about the rhinos a few weeks ago. Thanks for sharing the pic of the statue.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

The plight of animals to survive is heartbreaking. I saw that Sudan had died and knew that there would be no more. It is all so very sad.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I did read about that Rhino. What an interesting piece of artwork.. makes me smile...and I see Starbucks coffee in the background too! I know you love a good cup of coffee. You actually got me started on drinking iced coffee with one of posts you did. I love it now for summertime.

Chatty Crone said...

My grandson told me about that - I guess they are official extinct now - so sad.

Dee said...

Dear Carol, human beings can be so inspiring and creative--witness this sculpture. But they can be bloated by greed and foolish ideas also. And so an other species is extinct. Peace.

Susie said...

Carol, It is so cruel and sad what has happened to the rhinos. I like the statue. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

TARYTERRE said...

a beautiful statue. such a shame about sudan.