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The narrative of Ganda, Dürer’s rhino, is that King Manuel I of Portugal soon tired of the Indian rhino, as it did not live up to the expectations of fiercely warring with his menagerie elephants. A few months after arriving at the Ribeira Palace in Lisbon, Ganda was decked with a golden garland of roses and carnations and a green velvet collar, then tethered with chains and sent as a gift to Pope Leo X. The ship was caught in a storm and sank near Marseilles. Unable to escape, the rhino drowned, and the floral wreath floated to the surface of the water.

In 2016 India adopted the marigold as the national symbol of remembrance for those lost to WW1. Saffron is the colour of sacrifice.