This is Shida, a young white rhino. He was rescued at 2 months old in Kenya by the David Sheldrick’s foundation, (http://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/) after he was found trying to protect his very old and dieing mother after surviving a night of hyenas circling them both. I had the very great privilege of whispering in his ear and looking into his wonderful soulful eyes. Shida is now a free rhino but he often revisits the compound and spends a night in his old stockade, mooching a free meal. This is one of my very favorite photographs and holds an emotional place in my heart.