It was done as a series of 38 paintings of wildlife varying from lions to garter snakes. They all showed the adult with its offspring and were commissioned by Scholastic Book Services to be used as finger puppets. Künstler still has most of the originals. His children had selected some to hang in their rooms. Now they are hanging in their children’s rooms!
The black rhinoceros has 2 horns. They are used as weapons. The longer front horn has reached a length of 53 1/2 inches, though the average is half that long. A male black rhino can be 5 feet 8 inches at the shoulder, 12 feet long, and weigh up to 4,000 pounds. The single rhino calf weighs about 75 pounds at birth. It may stay with its mother even after a younger calf is born. The black rhino used to live in most of Africa, south of the Sahara.