A-Z Archive: R! Challenge

This challenge is by way of Flickr Comments by Frizz Text.   Every Tuesday a letter is picked and my understanding is that the participants are supposed to go through their own photo archives to find subjects that begin with that letter.  Mine was easy.

R is for Rhino!

I looked very hard for some of my more unusual shots of these critters.  We have three of them here at the zoo.  They really have very funny personalities…. seriously.

One morning I was watching the rhinos when a trainer walked three elephants along one of the zoos back paths behind the rhino enclosure.  He was taking them to an audience interaction.  The rhino knew right away that people were watching the elephants and it stamped it’s sizable hoof and started prancing/pacing back and forth in front of us to get the attention back on him/her.  As soon as it knew we had switched back he/she stopped and continued to stand without moving again.  What a baby!  Didn’t not like sharing the limelight.

I couldn’t find the photo I like the most.  It was of all three of them lined up with their bottoms facing the camera.  Total disdain and contempt.

They are really fascinating animals.  It is a shame they are hunted down and slaughtered for their horn.  It is scary that I think these rhinos are better off in a zoo than they are out in the wild.  It shouldn’t be that way.   

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