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Children from KU Petersham Preschool with their Wild! Rhinos classroom display

Taronga’s Wild! Rhinos project has generated plenty of interest – and some amazing artworks – from the children at KU Petersham Preschool.

The project, which saw 125 colourful rhino sculptures installed around Sydney and regional NSW to raise much-needed awareness and funds for rhino conservation, inspired a class discussion about rhinos and their plight.

Preschool Director, Kathy Lawton said: “One of the children was so interested he asked his family to help him find more of the coloured rhinos and came back to preschool with a number of photos.  We put these up on the wall and a “Spot the Rhino” display began.”

The children and staff have been taking part in various educational discussions about rhinos in recent weeks, visiting some of the Wild! Rhino sculptures around Sydney and even creating their own rhino artworks.

The real Wild! Rhino sculptures will be sold at a charity auction on 14 May, with all money raised going towards Taronga’s world-leading Black Rhino breeding program and in-situ conservation projects.

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