The great Sydney rhinoceros hunt

We found our first rhinocerous on the corner of Pitt St and Market

We found our first rhinoceros on the corner of Pitt St and Market.

Carlos rode one at Hyde Park.

Carlos rode one at Hyde Park.

Bright and colourful at Cockle Bay.

Bright and colourful at Cockle Bay.

Another Cockle Bay rhino looked a little bit like Rainbow Dash.

Another Cockle Bay rhino looked a little bit like Rainbow Dash.

We found this guy outside the Chinese Gardens.

We found this guy outside the Chinese Gardens.

Another one hanging out in Pitt Street.

Another one hanging out in Pitt Street.

Pitt St clearly a popular rhino hangout.

Pitt St clearly a popular rhino hangout.

Macquarie St.

Macquarie St.

Circular Quay at the Ferry Terminal.

Circular Quay at the Ferry Terminal.

Abuela wanted to take this one home (Botanic Gardens).

Abuela wanted to take this tiled mosaic home from Botanic Gardens.

And this guy at the Botanic Gardens was covered in lids!

And this guy at the Botanic Gardens was covered in lids!

At the Opera House.

At the Opera House.

Darling Harbour was the hangout for this darling.

Darling Harbour was the hangout for this darling.

And this one.

And this one.

Rhino or Zebra?  We thought he counted as our 15th rhino.

Rhino or Zebra? We thought he counted as our 15th rhino.

We spotted our last one just as we were getting into the train station on our way to the airport.

We spotted our last one just as we were getting into the train station on our way to the airport.

The rhinos are part of the Taronga Zoo’s Wild Rhinos to raise awareness of the plight facing rhinos through poaching and habitat loss and to raise funds for the zoo’s rhino conservation program.  The herd is 125 strong and spread around streets, parks and public spaces in Sydney.  They will be auctioned on May 14th.

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6 Responses to “The great Sydney rhinoceros hunt”

  1. backpackerlee Says:

    http://backpackerlee.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/sydneys-garden-with-a-view/

  2. Bree @ meandmy2guys Says:

    I think the one with Abuela and Iggy is a girl…not a guy.
    I like the lid one they look like buttons.

  3. Abuela Says:

    After much deliberation we have decided that we could put one in our living room – so that we can say “There isn’t an elephant in our room.” One in the bedroom would be handy for draping scarves, beads and clothing and one in the passage way would be good as an obstacle course – see how many grocery bags you could get through the legs or over the top in one trip.

  4. iggytheaviator Says:

    Sorry – we cannot put a rhino in our garden. Agnes (our corrugated iron sheep) would be most upset, and she has been here for 10 years now!

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