Fine art illustration of a White Rhinoceros. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. The reproduction of this original pen and ink drawing is done on high quality acid-free archival paper. Call 1 800-913-7906 for more information or to order by phone. Click here for shipping info.
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The White Rhinoceros is a 're-do' from an earlier drawing. Animals with tough hides like the rhino are excellent subjects to render in pen and ink. Having somewhat of a 'soft spot' for rhinos, I always enjoy illustrating them. While this particular drawing was created from a photo, I had done some studies of the white rhino at the Wildlife World Zoo in Arizona. I think it was the first time I had seen a rhino and was fairly amazed at how enormous they are.
The White Rhinoceros lives primarily open woodland with nearby open grassland, thick brush, and water. The term "white" rhino is actually a misinterpretation of the native African word "widje," referring to the wide mouth of the rhino. White rhinos are among the largest living land animals. They can weigh up to 5000 pounds have a head-and-body length of 11-14 feet. They are one of only five extant rhinos in the world today. It is believed one of the subspecies of the White Rhino - the Northern White Rhino - is extinct in the wild, and only 8 remain alive, all of which are in captivity.