A female zookeeper has been taken to a hospital for medical evaluation after she was struck by the horn of a rhino Tuesday, according to officials at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.
Officials said the zookeeper made contact with Archie, a 50-year-old male Southern white rhino, during a routine training session, shortly after 9 a.m.
This is Archie, the 50-year-old Southern white rhino the #Jacksonville Zoo says injured a zookeeper with his horn this morning. Zoo has allowed us in to see him. He’s on display to the public right now,despite this morning’s incident. @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/hFtendkEb7— Jenna Bourne (@jennaANjax) February 26, 2019
The woman was not alone at the time she was struck as zookeepers work in teams during training.
Archie is the second largest animal at the zoo.
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