| Rhino art created by Disney animal keeper goes to good cause |
The Disney Blog
Rhinoceroses have been hunted to the point of extinction for the value of their horn on the black market. One Disney Animal Keeper is turning that perceived value into a plus, and raising money by creating works of art that represent the Rhino horn.
Chad Harmon works as an rhinoceros keeper at Disney’s Animal Kingdom where he tends to some of the toughest, strongest animals on the planet. His Horns to Heroes project used one of the rhinos he cares for as a model to make 40 horns by hand. He then recruited Central Florida painters, tattoo artists, sculptors, graffiti artists, illustrators, photographers and special-effects artists to create original and unique works of art. Each one was auctioned off with proceeds benefiting the International Rhino Foundation which funds research programs and helps protect threatened rhino populations in Africa and Asia. The arts auction raised approximately $6000 for the endangered animals.
by John Frost