Woman airlifted to hospital after being gored by rhino at Australian Zoo
A rhino has gored a woman at Mogo Zoo in New South Wales, Australia.
A NSW Ambulance spokesman said the woman was being taken to Moruya airport, from where she was expected to be airlifted to hospital. It is understood she will be flown to Canberra Hospital.
He said paramedics were called about 1pm after reports a 47-year-old woman had been gored by a rhino in the arm.
She was treated for a penetrated wound in her left arm, which was also thought to be fractured.
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She was understood to be in a stable condition, and was conscious and alert.
A person who answered the phone at the zoo said it would issue a statement shortly, but did not say what had happened.
Mogo Zoo has two southern white rhinos, which arrived there in early 2015.
Half-brothers Kei and Jabari, both aged 11, weighed about four tonnes each at that point, and were about 1.8 metres tall.
According to the zoo’s website, white rhinos are among the heaviest land animals in the world.
“They produce two horns on their snout, made from keratin which can grow up to 1.8 metres in length,” the site said.
– Sydney Morning Herald