14 September 2010

Ecko, designed by American entrepreneur Marc Ecko and painted by Mike Snowdon, went for å£2100, closely followed by Splodge who was painted by artist Janet Fishwick, at å£2000.

The star of the night was the baby rhino Rehema (pictured here), who was painted by the children of Mugie Primary School, Laikpia, Kenya.åÊ With a guide price of å£500, Rehema was sold for an impressive å£1800.åÊ

Overall the auction raised approximately å£100,000 with some of the proceeds coming directly to the zoo’s Black Rhino Conservation Programme.åÊ This money will help support the charity’s projects in Tanzania and Kenya.

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