I took the first picture December 29th, 2011.
To see these magnificent beasts up close is an amazing experience and something that a photograph can never really capture.
I am so sad to hear that they too have been poached. South Africa is dealing with record numbers of poaching and this ‘ugly-beautiful’ creature might soon be extinct.
China is the primary importer, where rhino horn is (falsely) believed to increase health and sexual performance. Please check out savetherhino.org and when you are listening to the presidential debate tonight, consider which candidate can most influence China to stop this cruel consumption.