Rhino Mania hits Chester

If you’re out and about in Chester you might notice the streets have been taken over by a herd of rhinos.

Rhino Mania began on the 5th July and all through Chester there are 62 decorated rhinos, weighing in at 60 kilos each and measuring 6 feet in length!

There’s one Rhino in the herd that we think is especially cute (well we would as we designed her). She’s called Charity and as well as featuring at the top of this blog post, you can find her on The Groves, Queen’s Park Bridge. For a map of all the Rhino locations around Chester head over to rhinomania.co.uk.

The Rhinos are on display until the 12th September, when they’ll be auctioned off. Proceeds raised from the auction will be donated to the Black Rhino Field Conservation Project in Kenya and Tanzania managed by Chester Zoo and the Hospice of the Good Shepherd (a Chester based charity).

Rhinos are some of the most endangered animals on earth. Chester Zoo has a global role in the conservation of Black Rhinos, it controls the breeding programme of these critically endangered animals across all European zoos. It also has 10 Black Rhinos at the zoo including two calves.

There are a couple of behind the scenes photos over on flickr of Charity getting her hearts painted on, and we’d love to see any photos you take while visiting her. Just add them to the flickr group.


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