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Rhinoceros Weathervane

Rhino Weather Vane Walking


Our Rhinoceros Weather Vane is a favorite here at West Coast Weather Vanes. With all the heavy folds in its skin, it is both a challenge and a pleasure to make. The use of taxidermy brown glass eyes with black pupils also helps to give it a realistic look. As with all of our weathervanes, this Rhino Weather Vane can be personalized with the addition of optional gold leafing, seen here on the tusks.

For some reason we have made several Rhino Weathervanes for customers who live in Michigan. I’m not exactly sure why Michigan is a hotspot for Rhinoceros Weathervanes, but there must be something going on there. We have also had a wife commission one of the Rhinoceros Weathervanes for her husband’s birthday. His nickname was Rhino. Another fun commission was a Rhinoceros Weather Vane for the Houston, Texas Zoo for the top of the Endangered Species Carousel. Another customer collects Rhinoceros artwork and put one of our Rhino vanes on top of his new business facility.

Black rhinos have a volatile temperament and often charge when investigating, reaching speeds of up to 50 km/hour. They can be extremely dangerous to both predators and humans. Their best defense is very often a good offense which is one reason they are.

widely favored as a mascot or logo for both sports teams and companies.

There are five living species of Rhinos that fall into three categories. The two African species, the White Rhinoceros and the Black Rhinoceros differ primarily in the shape of their mouths. White rhinos have broad flat lips for grazing and black rhinos have long pointed lips for eating foliage. The Indian rhinoceros and the Javan rhinoceros diverged about 10 million years ago. The Sumatran rhinoceros is the only surviving representative of the most primitive group, Dicerorhinini, which emerged about 20 million years ago. The extinct Woolly Rhinoceros of northern Europe and Asia was also a member of this tribe.