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Worker Injured by Rhino at Florida Zoo

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    Worker Injured by Rhino at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

    An official at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens discusses the encounter between a worker and a rhino that left the worker hospitalized.

    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019)

    A Florida zoo worker was hospitalized following an incident involving a rhino Tuesday.

    The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens confirms there was contact between a zookeeper and Archie, the Zoo’s male Southern white rhino.

    The worker was taken to a nearby hospital for medical evaluation. Their condition was unknown.

    The incident comes just a couple months after a 2-year-old girl was injured by a rhino at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne.