The Rhinoceros

For a time I worked at the Milwaukee County Zoo and this afforded me ample opportunity to observe the many exotic creatures kept there. I found the rhinoceros to be a particularly ugly creature. I learned the rhinoceros was an endangered species. Even then I thought to myself, that if some day I would open a newspaper and read that the last rhinoceros had perished (tough guy that I am), I would surely weep. I would weep, not for this apparently repugnant and otherwise useless creature, but I would weep for the failure of humanity. I would weep especially for those children yet unborn who would thus be denied the opportunity to gaze with their very own eyes upon such an ungainly and wondrous beast.

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About The Twentieth Man

Age 67
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