I have always been fascinated by the size, shape and motion of the rhinoceros. Its name rather lets it down for it doesn’t make you think of the heavy pounding as its feet hit the ground so powerfully that it could crush you in an instant. Its rippling leathery form moving as smoothly as a well oiled machine. Its tiny eyes, piercing you from afar. Its horn or horns that are not really horns at all. They are the only horned animal to have keratin points these form above the creatures snout. The rhino, as it is affectionately known, is a vegetarian and unlike other plant eating animals has the ability to digest the most coarse vegetation.
There were three rhinos at West Midland Safari Park on the day I visited. Two of the rhinos had twisted horns!