Friday, 11 June 2010
The Rhino has been Dehorned.
Our reason for dehorning the Rhino is to outline and highlight visually the reason why the Rhinos are hunted. There was a little apprehension when it was first being sawn off because we were not sure if any of it would crumble or fall apart, but it was a success! A piece of wood was screwed down to cover the hole, then sealed with polyfiller and left to dry. I sanded this down and applied a layer of resin to secure everything together and achieve a smooth finish similar to rest of the Rhino. The horn will be displayed and should have a provoking impact.