Rhino by Ramsay Exhibition Print
Black Rhino Print 2019 | Where Did All the Animals Go? Exhibition
High quality A4 print beautifully reproduced from original colour Biro drawing. This print is being sold in support of Born Free Foundation
- Edition: Open edition
- Artist: Ramsay, Yr 5 Jarrow Cross Primary School
- Printed on 230gsm matte archival paper
- Size: 30 x 21cm
- Print signed and numbered by Jane Lee McCracken with dedication to artist
- Profits from each print sale go directly to Born Free
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This bold drawing of a black rhino exhibited in Where Did All the Animals Go? exhibition is accompanied by the following information:
Conservation Status: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED
Rhinoceros once roamed in vast numbers, treading a 50 million-year old evolutionary path. Since the 1600s rhino numbers have plummeted by 90%
Rhinoceros belong to the group known as the perissodactyls (odd-toed ungulates), which includes horses and tapirs. Characterised by their large size and often weighing more than a ton, rhinos have one or two horns, a thick skin made of collagen and a relatively small brain. Most rhino species lead largely solitary lives although home ranges sometimes overlap, with shared feeding grounds, water holes and wallows. Rhinos (especially Black Rhinos) can appear rather ill-tempered – particularly in areas where they are hunted – and their eyesight is poor, which might explain why they sometimes charge without apparent reason. They have an extended "vocabulary" of growls, grunts, squeaks, snorts and bellows. Wild rhinos have a 30 - 50 year life span.
Illegal hunting for sport and poaching for their horns for use in traditional Chinese medicine mean that rhino numbers have fallen dramatically. Rhino habitats are encroached on by human population growth and associated agricultural development and domestic livestock – they are sensitive breeders and when land is severely fragmented populations become smaller and more isolated which limits breeding. Information credit: Born Free Foundation
EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE
'Where Did All the Animals Go?' An Exhibition of North East School Children’s Biro Drawings Working with Artist, Jane Lee McCracken featuring Biro drawings of some of the world’s most endangered species, at Thought Foundation Art Gallery 20 June - 22 July 2019. Jane worked with over 400 children visiting five schools across the region to deliver Biro drawing workshops. Both exhibition and the Endangered Species Conference, also organised by Jane, are supported by international wildlife charity Born Free, with President and Co-Founder Will Travers, OBE headlining the conference. Included in the exhibition is a selection of Jane’s Biro drawings, which explore loss to the environment, generated by human destruction.
Both exhibition and conference call for wider awareness and compassion for wildlife affected by human destruction, and the subsequent impact of wildlife depletion on humanity if we don’t act now. These events, which also include workshops and film screenings during the exhibition, reveal the facts as to why and how species are threatened and provide access to vital knowledge as well as concise, key actions each one of us can take, so we can make positive changes for wildlife, both locally and globally.
More information about this project here: