- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A 38-year-old white rhino has died at a zoo in Albuquerque.

Officials at the ABQ BioPark Zoo say the rhino called Caroline died in her indoor enclosure Sunday evening from complications of a gastrointestinal condition as well as an adrenal tumor.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1SNtInQ) that Caroline’s death leaves the zoo with two rhinos - a 28-year-old female named Bertha and 3-year-old male named Chopper.

Caroline came to the ABQ BioPark Zoo in May from the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center near Glen Rose, Texas.

White Rhinos are native to Eastern and Southern Africa.

In the wild, they generally live into their late 20s, while in captivity their average lifespan is 34 years.


Information from: Albuquerque Journal, https://www.abqjournal.com

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