A Rompin’ Rhino

You don’t generally think of a rhinoceros frolicking–but hey, babies are babies. This little guy is playing with his zookeeper. His momma is just a few yards away–a situation which, in the wild, might be fraught with danger for the keeper.

For the longest time rhinos were portrayed as bad-tempered, wantonly aggressive animals. But in the 1950s Jean-Pierre Hallet tamed an adult male rhino and used to ride around on him. Love and kindness did the trick, he said. It usually does.

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I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

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