Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Rambling Robbie

What would you say is the rarest animal on earth? From what I have read, it would be the Northern White Rhino, there are only two or three left. There are actually five species of Rhino, all are endangered. Their enemy? Man. They are hunted illegally for their horns, which are believed in Asian medicine to be a cure all for lots of things. The science behind this myth has been disproved, but they are still hunted. The word rhinoceros comes from the Greek, meaning "nose horn".

Meet Rambling Robbie, a metal sculpture in a nearby city. If you would like to buy him, the price is $20,000. Or you can purchase a small cardboard desktop model for $30.00. But I believe that Robbie and his smaller friends have all been taken down now, making them as rare as the real thing. Rhinos only eat plants, and can live up to fifty years, if people would stop killing them. Their search for the horn of plenty is in vain, but here's the best healing there is. And it is priceless, a free gift.

"But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed."
Isaiah 53:5

28 comments:

Renee said...

Hmmm, I thought maybe the white tiger

Nature Rambles said...

Fantastic sculpture! I'm from the the land of the rhino and it's common to see the front pages of our newspapers where poachers kill the animal for its horn. I like your header photo too!

SquirrelQueen said...

That is a wonderful sculpture, Robbie is quite handsome. Looks like someone gave him a scarf so he wouldn't get cold. :)

There are so many amazing animals in our world. It's a shame that humans are the cause whenever a species goes extinct.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

So sad when animals go extinct as a direct result of uncaring, irresponsible humans :-(

Deborah said...

Hi Ginny, I didn't know that about those Rhino's...Your cabbage plants are beautiful. Mine look very sad and cold. They never stay bright and beautiful thru the winter. I think our winters are too cold....and NO I'm not getting my granddaughter a set of drums! LOL
I hope all is going well.
xxoo
Deborah

Maple Lane said...

Good Morning, Ginny. What an unusual sculpture.

I'm on the lookout for blue glass canisters. I'll let you know if I find something nice!

Sandra said...

first question is where and what is the blue rhino? a restaurant maybe? this is a cool sculpture, but not 20,000 cool. it makes me sad that they kill these animals just for the horn and the elephants and all God's creatures that are murdered because of man's greed. food is one thing, but greed is a bad thing.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

You always go to the neatest of places. I know I would love to have that in my backyard, maybe it would scare off the squirrels.

Shug said...

An expensive sculpture, but very unique. Thanks for all the information about the rhinos...

Hope you all are warm and can enjoy this beautiful day..
shug

Karin said...

Wonder why the sculptures were removed - the rust? It's an excellent piece of work! It just sickens me that mankind can be so ugly and destroy God's creation simply for the $$$.

Blessings Ginny!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, Your posts are always a wonderful surprise! Have a super happy and nice day!

SweetMarie said...

Robbie is really cool looking. What's happening to the Rhinos and other animals is so very sad. Humans need to remember their place and respect God's creatures. It really bothers me to hear people complain that animals are in their way when we are intruding in their habitat.
LIVE & LET LIVE!

Stephanie V said...

Very cool sculpture!

Mary said...

And tis a lovely free gift you've given us, Ginny. I speak of the scripture, though the rhino sculpture is great as well. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

DawnTreader said...

Oh, I like that sculpture. The shape is very life-like. The Northern White Rhino is the species we have at our town zoo, maybe you remember I had a post not that long ago (6 Dec) with a baby rhino born there.

Lady Jane said...

Hi Ginny, So sad about the rhino. There must be a ban on them just like the elephant tusks. Hopefully these people are caught and punished for what they do. Hugs. LJ

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That's quite the sculpture. Thankfully we don'y have to depend on Rhino horns for our healing.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Okay---I give!!!! What is the Blue Rhino????? That sculpture is unique... Wonder if they ever sold it? Quite expensive for my taste...

Man does so much harm to nature and wildlife... Wish they'd leave the poor Rhinos alone.... Mercy!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

Rambling Robbie is quite a creation. If there are only two or three Northern White Rhinos left, it won't be long before they are extinct.

Sarah (Nikki) said...

awesome post. I love how you put in that last line. And a big yes to that. Hope you're doing great Ginny. So glad you're back.

Filip Demuinck said...

I always find it nice to see how you adjust your header picture in relation to the article.

Greetings,
Filip

Ann said...

Very cool sculpture but I don't think I would pay that kind of money for it even if I could.

S. Etole said...

Fascinating sculpture, Ginny.

Remington said...

WOWZERS! That is SO cool! Thank you for the information....I did not know that....

Fred Alton said...

Oh Ginny, I have to say, Thank YOU Jesus for the beating you took - for with your stripes I am healed -Just as Isaiah the prophet said in Isaiah chapter 53. Thanks for the interesting way you presented this message. Your light is shining tonight.

Chatty Crone said...

I hate that for the Rhinos - I wonder if it is to late to be saved - I'm sure it is. sandie

missing moments said...

Man is so thoughtless when it comes to animals. The rhino is such a remarkable animal!

barbara l. hale said...

I've been missing your posts for some reason I can't explain. Love that rhino sculpture. It is a shame about the rhino being endangered. We need to take care of such things.