Badak

Badak
Artist: Jackie Kidd
Sponsor: Paignton Zoo, Visit South Devon, English Riviera & Visit Exeter
Location: Bristol Temple Meads Stations

I'm not part of the competition, but that doesn't mean you can't find me!

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This rhino has been inspired by 1950s travel poster art. The design depicts stylised images of Java and Sumatra showing an exotic part of the world where rhinos are close to extinction. Javan rhinos are the most threatened of the five rhino species. The name, Badak, means rhino in Indonesian – a ‘gift from the gods’. 

PLEASE NOTE: Don't worry if you don't get to see Badak during the Trail; he will be at Paignton Zoo outside the main entrance for a short time before the Auction!

About the artist
Jackie studied Design at Ware College in Hertfordshire in the late eighties and continued working in Graphic Design studios in London before travelling and settling down to have a family. She has been involved in many projects over the years which have included commissions for wildlife paintings, Murals and working for a greetings card company. After completing a Degree in Environmental Education three years ago and working for a range of environmental organisations Jackie now works as a Graphic Artist at Paignton Zoo. This has given her many opportunities to build on her creativity one of which has included ‘PEG’ a Gorilla that went on an Antarctic expedition for the ‘Great Gorilla Project’ highlighting climate change. 

Great Big Rhinos finish on a high

Great Big Rhinos finish on a high

The Great Big Rhino Project has come to an end with a successful charity auction that raised £123,000.

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