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Rhino Takes Walk On The Wild Side At Omaha Zoo

Sep 8, 2021

Credit Omaha World Herald

No injuries are reported after one of the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium's largest residents escaped from its enclosure.  Officials say Jontu the Indian rhino was found in front of its enclosure on a behind-the-scenes path behind the aviary yesterday afternoon after going through a gate that was not properly locked.  Zookeepers used motor vehicles to barricade the animal, and apples and other tactics to entice it back into its enclosure.  Guests, students and staff were taken to a secure location while the rhino was on the loose.