It’s been a few days since our last update on Ricko the Rhino and the SmartStrand Challenge from Mohawk. (see previous posts here and here)
If you aren’t familiar with Ricko the Rhino and the SmartStrand Challenge, here’s the short version:
- Ricko is a 12 year old, 2800 lb black rhino from the Birmingham Zoo.
- His room, designed by Chip Wade from “Designed to Sell” was installed on August 13th with Mohawk SmartStrand with DuPont Sorona renewably sourced polymer carpet for him to live all over and do whatever it is that they do!
- Ricko will be living on the carpet for a full 2 weeks!
- You can see Ricko in action on his live webcam by clicking here.
Ricko and his fellow Black Rhinoceros friends have been listed as “critically endangered” since 1977 and unfortunately they continue to face threats from poachers who are after their horns. It has been difficult over the years to keep their numbers up, and with your support, you can help Ricko and his friends to maintain their ranks.
To get more a more personal connection to Ricko, follow Ricko on Twitter and Facebook! He’s got quite the following!
So far, the carpet is holding up remarkably well! I can’t wait to see it at the end of the test. You know that if this carpet can hold up to a 2800 lb rhino then it can hold up in your household!
If you are like me, then you are wondering exactly what carpet Ricko chose for his bachelor pad. It’s style “Sacred Star” in the color “Egg Nog” (#1326-515).
Tell us if you are also following Ricko and what your thoughts are on how this carpet will hold up!