Lufkin zoo rhinoceros dies
LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - The Ellen Trout zoo in Lufkin has announced the loss of one of their rhinoceroses.
According to the zoo, Paddy, a female Southern White Rhinoceros, died Wednesday night at the Ellen Trout Zoo in Lufkin.
Paddy had a bacterial disease and was under veterinary supervision at the time of her death. However, her cause of death is unknown as of this time. A complete examination will be done at Texas A&M to determine the exact cause.
Paddy came to the zoo in September of 2014 as a mate for the zoo’s male rhino Bwana. Zoo staff say she had a personality of her own with the ability to be cooperative and cantankerous in equal measure. She was beloved by staff and guests alike.
Paddy was 28 years and 7 months old.
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