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North Carolina Zoo Mourns Loss of Natalie the Rhino

North Carolina Zoo Mourns Loss of Natalie the Rhino

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Credit: North Carolina Zoo ASHEBORO N.C. -The North Carolina Zoo announced today that Natalie, one of the zoo's southern white rhinoceros, was euthanized on Jan. 10th after a period of declining health. This week, keepers at the North Carolina Zoo are mourning the loss of Natalie, a female southern white rhinoceros who had been at the NC Zoo since 2007. Veterinarian and animal care teams had been treating the 30-year-old, 4,000+ pound, southern white rhinoceros for chronic kidney failure, anemia, and multisystemic disease for the past several months. “Unfortunately, her health was in a steep decline despite treatment efforts, which led to a decrease in quality of life,” said Associate Veterinarian for the North Carolina Zoo, Dr. Tim Georoff. “This week, the animal care a...