For: Sudan and Northern White Rhinos

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My newest totem animal piece is in honor of Sudan, the last male northern white rhinoceros. You may have heard that he died a few days ago from a leg infection and age related problems. There are only two northern white rhinos left, both older females. The western black rhino was declared extinct in 2013 and unfortunately the northern white is not far behind. Scientists are doing what they can to attempt the creation of a “science lab” offspring but any success in achieving such a feat is uncertain.

Extinction from natural causes can not be prevented but this sadly could have been. The northern white rhino, a subspecies of the southern white rhino, has arrived at such a fate due to poaching and loss of habitat. It is truly sad to know there is still so much negligence in the world. So many humans still believe they are truly superior to any other living creature. It’s sickening.

Please, animals are not here for our amusement. They are not here to decorate our homes. We do not need to wear them to look good. We do not need to kill them to slice off a horn, some skin, a skull, a lucky foot on a keychain….Seriously? Why? Stop spending money on this shit people! It is terrible, cruel, horribly selfish and ignorant.

(Ahem)…Anyways…

…my latest piece was very calming to create (if you can believe it, haha) and I’m very happy with how it turned out. I still need to add the color but this will mostly be shading. I mean, it’s a white rhino so the color should be easy! This piece remained simple but sometimes that’s how it goes. It seems to work with this gentle giant’s demeanor. I will have a new totem animal post ready for Monday morning with the symbolism for Rhino.

Is there anything you’d like to add about Sedan or northern white rhinos? Share your thoughts in the comments below! Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time,

“Since the beginning of time, we have been the guardians and the healers of the forest. We have too long forgotten the magic powers of nature. The time has come to call on them again. Remember: all the magic of creation exists within a single tiny seed.”

 

Sources:
http://time.com/5209390/sudan-rhino-rhinoceros-northern-white/
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/03/northern-white-rhino-male-sudan-death-extinction-spd/
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/20/science/rhino-sudan-extinct. html
Ending quote from the movie, Ferngully: The Last Rainforest
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7 Comments on “For: Sudan and Northern White Rhinos

  1. Thanks for spreading awareness! It is very sad and alarming. In the past 40 years, half of all wildlife on earth has become extinct. Think about that! In just 40 short years- HALF (50%) are gone from the earth forever. How cool would it be if the takers and the bullies became extinct.

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    • It’s scary and VERY SAD!!! Humans need to understand what coexist really means! I just hope the majority will come to their senses before we lose the other 50% 😔😔😔

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      • Humans aren’t immune to extinction either. Humans have become a cancer on the earth. Wreaking havoc and destroying everything in their path. I believe that the cure for cancer is for humans to stop acting like a cancer on the earth. By the way, your drawing is beautiful and I loved your rant.

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      • Thank you! ✌🌍💜 Love the animals, love the earth!!!

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    • Thank you! It’s a shame when these things happen. At least I know I can bring awareness through my art. Did you notice I scanned the drawing, so much clearer and No shadows, I love it!

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