Caroline Thorington, “Indian Rhino”, Lithography, MD.

Thorington Caroline

I have always liked drawing rhinos. I like watching them–observing them in their own habitat. I am impressed with their solidity, size, and speed. I approve of their existence. To know that there are free-ranging wild beasts like rhinos roaming where they will is to know there are still places that are not entirely tamed by humans. I am hopeful that we will always have wild places in which rhinos and other large animals–elephants, hippos, lions, moose, and musk oxen to name a few–can wander about their own business without human intrusion. I hope we can preserve these places so that people like me can enjoy just knowing that they are there whether we actually see them or not. Just knowing that rhinos exist is a pleasure that I do not want to go extinct.