- Associated Press - Friday, September 2, 2016

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Zoo Safari Park says metal fragments found in an old wound suffered by a southern white rhino supports the theory that the animal was the target of a failed poaching attempt while living in South Africa.

The San Diego Union Tribune reported Thursday (https://bit.ly/2bYUKdw ) that equipment provided by the city’s Fire-Rescue Department’s bomb squad helped the animal care team find the fragments.

The slow-healing wound suffered by the endangered rhino named Wallis is not considered life-threatening. Officials say having more information will help them determine what steps to take next.

The 5-year-old Wallis is one of the safari park’s six female southern white rhinos.

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Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune, https://www.utsandiego.com

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