Rhino Statue Installed At Astor Place in New York City

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To those passing by the Rhino Statue at Astor Place in New York City, they may see it and think, Wow! Look how massive and beautiful the sculpture is! Or maybe, they think nothing at all and just scutter off to work. 

What if I told you, this statue is paying homage to the last three surviving (now two) Northern White Rhinos on EARTH. Sudan, the last living male white Rhino, passed away on March 19th, 2018. He was 45 years old. The two females, Najin and Fatu are housed in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, where they are under armed guard 24 hours a day. 

This 17 foot sculpture is not only beautiful, its capturing the story of humans and our constant destructive relationship to mother nature. While also, providing us with another reminder that WE CAN ALL DO BETTER. And we NEED to.

Australian artists, Gillie and Marc Shattner are world-renown artists who created this statue. They have installed artworks throughout the globe, and are especially dedicated to animal conservation efforts.

The main intention for creating this sculpture?  

"Our mission is to collect at least 1-million goodbye messages and put them towards a petition for approaching governments about eliminating the demand for rhino horns through education."




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Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 



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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Thanks for this post. Had heard this sad news and the efforts to use artificial insemination to prolong the species using the Southern White Rhino as neither of the females can carry a calf to term.

Mar 26, 2018 11:46 AM #1
Sheila Anderson
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The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Laura. I have seen Rhinos is South Africa and Kenya and they are majestic. Love the sculpture.

Mar 27, 2018 06:59 AM #2
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Laura.  It's really a shame that these magnificent creatures will soon be only a memory.

Mar 28, 2018 05:38 AM #3
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks your very much for sharing your experience and your photographs.

Mar 28, 2018 08:36 AM #4
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Laura I had no idea, what a tragedy, how can we save these Rhinos? Need to know how I can help, Endre

Mar 28, 2018 11:48 PM #5
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