Following the success of Paignton Zoo’s Great Gorillas Project in 2013, the charity will be running The Great Big Rhino Project in the summer of 2016 - and schools and community groups can get involved for free.
A grant from Arts Council England means the Zoo can give away 30 of the smaller juvenile sculptures to schools and community groups, along with materials to decorate the rhino and an education pack for inspiration.
Paignton Zoo’s Pippa Craddock said: “Thanks to Arts Council England we can give away 30 rhino sculptures. We are inviting applications from schools and community groups from Exeter, the English Riviera and surrounding areas. All applicants will be entered into a draw where 15 schools and 15 community groups will be selected at random to receive a sculpture and material - absolutely free!”
To be in with a chance to get involved with The Great Big Rhino Project for free, please click here for more details and an application form. Applications open on Monday 1st June and close on Friday 3rd July 2015, with the winner selected on 6th July.
Rhinos have been around for 40 million years and are an important part of a wide range of ecosystems in Africa and Asia, but they are Critically Endangered, with poaching being the main reason for their rapid decline. The funds raised from The Great Big Rhino Project will be used by Paignton Zoo to support Javan and Sumatran rhinos.
The Great Big Rhino Project, in partnership with Wild in Art, will bring a world-class, mass public art event to the streets, parks and open spaces of Exeter and the English Riviera in the summer of 2016.
Published: 19th May