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SOS Rhino : In the News : Archived News : May 2000 : Oldest rhino in Europe put to sleep at Zurich Zoo
 

Oldest rhino in Europe put to sleep at Zurich Zoo

 
The Associated Press
May 12, 2000

ZURICH, Switzerland - The oldest rhinoceros in Europe, a 39-year-old named Susi, was put to sleep Thursday.

Susi was in failing health for some years and had poor eyesight, Zurich Zoo said in a statement. The zoo vet put her to sleep Thursday morning because she was barely able to stand.

Susi was brought to Zurich Zoo from southern Kenya in 1965 at the age of 4. She gave birth to a daughter, Mtoto, in 1978, and had five grandchildren.

Susi participated in a research project that showed rhinos see better than elephants, donkeys and ferrets and about as well as cats and horses.

 

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