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painting of a hook-lipped rhinoceros mom with her baby, illustration by childfree artist Gwenn Seemel
Gwenn Seemel
Single Mom (Black Rhinoceros)
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches

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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.

And sometimes girls mate with boys and skip out before the children need any care.

See all the images and text by downloading or purchasing Crime Against Nature, the book. The making of Single Mom is shown on my blog.

rhino painting by Oregon painter Gwenn Seemel
detail image