San Antonio Zoo to receive world’s largest rhino sculpture

As the San Antonio Zoo revamps its rhinoceros habitat and prepares to add three new Southern white rhinos in 2019, zoo spokespeople have announced a third Rhino-related announcement: the largest rhino sculpture in the world will soon be permanently on display in San Antonio.

The 17-foot bronze sculpture is currently at the the Brooklyn Metro Tech Commons in New York City. It will be transported to San Antonio early next year, according to a news release from the zoo.

Our zoo’s logo features two iconic animals, the giraffe and rhino which are both on the brink of extinction and both of which are species we are working

The 17-foot bronze sculpture is currently at the the Brooklyn Metro Tech Commons in New York City. It will be transported to San Antonio early next year, according to a news release from the zoo.

“Our zoo’s logo features two iconic animals, the giraffe and rhino which are both on the brink of extinction and both of which are species we are working to save,” Zoo CEO Tim Morrow said in a statement. “It is fitting to bring this iconic artwork to San Antonio as we open the rhino habitat, the latest in our ongoing expansion projects.”

Sculpted by contemporary artists Gillie and Marc Schattner, the piece depicts three rhinos a top each other, one of them upside down. It was named “The Last Three” in honor of the three remaining Northern white rhinos at the time. Just days after it was unveiled, the only remaining male Northern white rhino (Sudan) died, leaving just two females left on the planet. Many visitors treated the structure as a monument to Sudan.

 

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INDE’s unique form of “digital resurrection” with their MobileAR platform has long been used in the conservation of animals through schools, museums, zoos and more. The company is excited to carry this forward by playing an important role in the fate of the last three Northern White Rhinos. Alongside the incredible work of Gillie and Marc, INDE’s development will help raise awareness in a captivating way about the alarming issue of this species permanently disappearing from earth.

 

The AR application, featuring photo-realistic 3D version of the rhinos, will allow the world to intimately see the last three Northern White Rhinos for themselves! Those who are unable to visit them at Ol Pejeta in Kenya will still be able to say goodbye through the technology INDE’s created! For more information, visit http://www.indestry.com/ 

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