{{featured_button_text}}
Omaha zoo rhino

Officials at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium said Tuesday that the 21-year-old rhino, Marina, was euthanized Monday.

OMAHA — The Omaha zoo has euthanized one of its white rhinos.

Officials at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium said Tuesday that the 21-year-old rhino, Marina, was euthanized Monday after surgeons discovered an inoperable colonic obstruction. She was being treated for symptoms similar to colic when staffers noticed that she appeared lethargic.

Be the first to know - Sign up for Breaking News

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

You have free articles remaining.

Become a Member

The 4,000-pound rhino arrived at the zoo in 1999. Her death leaves the zoo with another female and a male.

White rhinos are listed as near threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List. In the wild most of them live in South Africa.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

0
1
0
3
1