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Clara and the Ethics of a Human-Dominated Planet
As a conservationist focusing on preserving global biodiversity, I have for a long time weighed the question of right human relationship with other species. Jean-Baptiste Oudry's portrait of Clara the rhino provokes thoughts and questions in some surpr...
Jul 6, 2007
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Today's Rhinos: Comparing Clara's Life to Contemporary Rhinos, a Rhino Expert's Perspective, Part 2
A lot has changed since Clara went on the show circuit in Europe, inspiring Oudry to capture her essence—and perhaps the essence of the time—on canvas. In the mid-18th century, Clara’s life would hardly resemble the life of the rhinos...
Jun 14, 2007
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Today's Rhinos: Comparing Clara's Life to Contemporary Rhinos, a Rhino Expert's Perspective, Part 1
I viewed the Getty’s online exhibit of Jean-Baptiste Oudry’s rhinoceros paintings with keen interest, as I am a veteran researcher of rhinos in both captivity and the wild...
Jun 12, 2007