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black rhinoceros and baby

Gwenn Seemel
Single mom (Black rhinoceros)
2012
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches

Sometimes boys mate with girls, but leave once the babies are made.

Among black rhinoceroses, adults come together to mate, but after a few days or a few weeks they separate again.  Mothers raise their calves for two to three years but chase them away as they prepare to give birth again.

To learn more about the making of this painting, watch the video in this article.