An incredible convoy took to the roads to launch a summer of art and conservation. The Great Big Rhino Road Trip saw a herd of life-size painted rhinos complete a 20-mile trek from Exeter to the English Riviera.
The life size rhinos were on lorries - including an articulated low-loader plus a Stagecoach vintage double decker bus, two pick-up trucks and vehicles from Paignton Zoo.
The road trip left Exeter Bus Station and travlled the streets of Exeter before heading for Starcross, Dawlish and Teignmouth. After that it joined the A380 and passed through Kingskerswell, then the Riviera Way, Newton Road, Avenue Road and the Torquay coast road. Finally, it made its way through Paignton to finish at Paignton Zoo.
The aim of the Great Rhino project is to raise awareness and funds to help Critically Endangered rhinos. The Great Big Rhino Project will put a free public art trail of 40 life-size painted rhinos around the streets, parks and open spaces of Exeter and the English Riviera, encouraging thousands of people to enjoy the spectacle. The Great Big Rhino trail starts on Saturday 30th July.
Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for more details on our very own Rhino. There's a surprise in store.......