This humorous book spins the tale of the Rockin’ AD Ranch, where the Dutton family has bred rhinoceros for over a century. Illustrated by Dutton’s own photographs and paintings, Dutton shares tall tales about the history of rhino ranching in Arizona and anecdotes about several of the ranch’s current rhino residents.
A note from the dust jacket:
“Some readers may assume that the writing, the photographs and the paintings included in this book are fictitious. The publisher wishes to disabuse any reader who is tempted to make this assumption. Simply because the reader has never encountered an account of rhinoceros ranches whose purpose is the breeding of these unique animals and the quarterly harvesting of their horns for the horns’ aphrodisiacal properties does not mean such operations do not exist. The reader often remains dubious when a rhinoceros rancher in the United States makes the claim that the Rockin’ AD Rhino ranch, located in Arizona, has been in the business of raising these magnificent animals for more than a century. “