This rhinoceros wears a suit of armour, protection from all predators save the modern world. In their natural habitat rhinos are at the top of the food chain. Their thick, armour-like hides are mostly there to protect them from doing battle with each other. However, due to a thriving illegal trade, rhinos are severely under treat. Conservationists have turned to the usual technique of dying rhino horns pink in order to render them unsaleable. Pink didn’t go with this colour scheme though, so hopefully ‘Full Metal Rhino’ will be able to look after himself.
About the artist
Illona Clark is a Norwich based writer and illustrator. She makes picture books for children featuring mechanical flying pigs, shy aliens and lost robots, to name a few of her characters.