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SOS Rhino : In the News : Archived News : August 2000 : Rhino accidentally spears her new born

Rhino accidentally spears her new born

Agence France Presse
August12, 2000

MUENSTER, Germany - A female rhinoceros killed her new-born baby when she accidentally pierced it with her horn, zoo officials said Saturday. The 61-kilo baby was born on Friday night. Its mother, described as extremely nervous, was trying to make it walk by prodding it but her horn went through its rib cage, causing fatal injuries. Zoo officials said they would persist with their breeding programme but with other females.



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