Michiel Kamphuis (1977) lives in the Tyrolean village of Alpbach. In 2006 he worked at the call centre of the Dutch RAC (the ANWB). There he was inspired for Smoske, the rhinoceros by a fake file about an escaping rhinoceros. Since ever he sympathizes with the fate of rhinoceros, mainly because of the ridicule reasons of the Asian interest in horn. For Michiel it is the one reason to support the World Wildlife Fund for Nature and stop rhino killing!
- Article about Michiel and Smoske in local newspaper Gorcumse Courant
- Article about Michiel and Smoske in regional newspaper AD Rivierenland