Monday, 3 March 2014

Martin Place, Taronga Wild! Rhinos

"Taronga Wild! Rhinos" is an art event featuring a huge herd of painted rhino sculptures installed around Sydney from February to April. This mass public art exhibition helps raise awareness and valuable funds for Taronga Zoo’s Black Rhino breeding program and conservation projects. This peculiar rhino is located in the mall at Martin Place, off Elizabeth Street. "Camouflage" was created by Hans Hulsbosch and plays with the idea of disguising the rhino as a zebra to hide from the poachers.


  1. Interesting comments there on the sculpture's base.

  2. What fun! We've had our painted elephants here in Melbourne last year.

  3. I'm guessing his mum was a zebra then Jim :)

  4. Wow!
    Hate to this one after an night of consuming adult beverages. hehehehehe

    1. It was a bit perplexing for the kids who saw it and even some of the adults who were perfectly sober. :)

  5. All those stripes become like an optical illusion. Stunning public art. The Melbourne Zoo raised awareness and money in this way with their colourful elephants.

  6. Hi Jim,

    I think this is a great idea to gain interest from the public. (Lovely blue sky.)

    Happy Blue Monday!

  7. Brilliant!
    I enjoyed the Elephants who visited Melbourne when I was living there. I think these sculptures get everyone's attention and that can only be a good thing.
    Waving from a sunny but somewhat chillier Bonnie Scotland!

  8. I like it a lot! A rhino in zebra'a clothing. ;-)

  9. Looks like the rhinos and the zebras have been up to some hanky panky. :)


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