Endangered White Rhino Dies at San Diego Zoo

22 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Critically Endangered Rhino Dies at San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Only 3 Left in World Now.

Only three living northern white rhinos are left in the world as San Diego Zoo Global sadly announces the death of Nola, a 41-year-old critically endangered northern white rhino, on Sunday. Nola, who lived here since 1989, was under veterinary care for a bacterial infection, according to the park as well as age-related health issues. “We’re absolutely devastated by this loss, but resolved to fight even harder to ?end extinction,” the park said in a statement. “We ask you to join us in that fight. Keepers had been watching Nola around-the-clock since earlier this week when they noticed she began showing signs of a reduced appetite and activity level. NBC 7’s Vanessa (Published Friday, July 31, 2015) “In the last 24 hours, Nola’s condition worsened and we made the difficult decision to euthanize her.

Nola had previously undergone multiple procedures and diagnostic tests over the past few months to find the source of an infection near her right hip. Through the years, millions of people learned about Nola and the plight of rhinos in the wild through visits to the Safari Park, numerous media stories and social media posts.

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