As the morning sun rose, Mother Rhino awoke
to the sound of scuffling. Two meerkats had
found the body of a scorpion, and begun
fighting for the chance to devour the thing
whole. She reached a massive hand down, and
plucked the scorpion in two.
When the sun was high in the sky, she came
across a stumbling baboon. He had eaten
fermented fruit, and grown drunk on the
juices. Rhino gently gathered him up in her
arms, and set him against a nearby tree to
when she stopped by the waters edge for an
afternoon drink, she overheard the thrashing
of a crocodile in distress. It had swallowed
a young antelope, but the horns had become
lodged in it's throat. Rhino forcefully
grappled the croc round it's neck, and
squeezed the blockage free.
As the sun set on western horizon, she heard
the mournful cry of an ostrich whose egg had
been stolen. This was a problem with no easy
fix, but she laid a comforting hand on the
When Mother Rhino at last lay in the cool
dark, eyes closed and sleep setting in, she
realized she had spent all day aiding every
Mother's charges but her own.
"Tomorrow" She softly whispered.