Rhino gaffs Brit zookeeper

2014-11-19 22:31

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London - A keeper at Britain's largest zoo has been seriously injured in an incident involving a rhino.

Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire, north of London, says emergency services were called after one of its keepers was injured on Wednesday morning. Ambulance officials say the man, in his 50s, received injuries to the chest, abdomen and pelvis, and that he was rushed to a hospital.

The zoo says it's investigating what happened during the incident, which took place in an enclosure where five one-horned rhinos are kept.

Paramedics and zoo staff sought to keep the injured man warm as his body temperature dropped significantly.

The keeper was in serious but stable condition at the hospital, according to ambulance services.

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