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Baby Rhino Bites Man's Finger at Cincinnati Zoo

Baby Rhino Bites Man's Finger at Cincinnati Zoo

(AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Wednesday, 03 October 2018 06:57 AM

A baby rhinoceros bit the tip of a man's finger during a behind-the-scenes tour at the Cincinnati Zoo on Tuesday, officials there said.

Zoo spokeswoman Michelle Curley said the 1-year-old eastern black Rhino named Kendi nipped the man's right index finger during a visit to the zoo. Curley said the man was treated for the minor injury. The zoo didn't release any additional information.

Kendi was born at the zoo in July 2017. Zoo officials have said his name means "the loved one" in Swahili.

Eastern black rhinos are native to eastern and central Africa. The species is considered critically endangered due to poaching and habitat loss.

Wildlife officials have said fewer than 5,000 black rhinos remain in the world.

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