Coming to a town near you: Wild! Rhinos

6 January 2014

Starting on Sunday 2 February 2014 and charging through to Monday 28 April 2014, dozens of colourful Wild Rhino sculptures will form a world-class art trail all the way from Sydney Harbour through to the Blue Mountains, into Dubbo and onto the Central West region of NSW.

These artistic masterpieces have been sponsored by businesses and painted by local artists with the help of local schools, who were given the important job of decorating the rhinos’ calves.

The key message behind these magnificent beasts is that every day around the world, two rhinos are lost to poaching, and the Taronga Zoo hopes to raise awareness and funds to help protect these magnificent animals.

White Rhino Macheo and Mopani

White Rhino Macheo and Mopani

The zoo heads up a Black Rhino breeding program with in-situ conservation projects to help the plight of this incredible animal. No doubt everyone will be taking photos with these stunning sculptures, but you can go even further and visit the zoo with the family to teach the kids about rhinos, or perhaps even donate to the cause.

The Taronga Western Plains Zoo itself offers a 6-kilometre circuit that you can travel around on bikes or carts to see some of the 700 animals that call the zoo home. For a real adventure away from the concrete jungle, stay the night in the Zoofari Lodge or Billabong Camp to enjoy a couple of days out amongst some of the planet’s most fascinating creatures.

Wild Rhinos

No doubt everyone will be taking photos with these stunning sculptures, but you can go even further and visit the zoo to teach the kids about rhinos, or perhaps even donate to the cause.