SALINA, Kan. — A southern white rhino that was among the first animals at the Rolling Hills Zoo in Salina has died.

KWCH-TV (http://bit.ly/2rk2Li3 ) reports that the rhino, named “Milly,” had to be euthanized Wednesday because of her advanced age and declining health.

Zoo Curator Brenda Gunder said in a Facebook post that Milly had been “finding it extremely difficult to stand up for long periods of time” and that “her quality of life was deteriorating.”

Milly arrived as part of the White Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan in 1996. She was born in South Africa before being transferred to the U.S.

The zoo says rhinos live up to 35 years in the wild and up to 40 years in captivity. Milly was believed to be at least 46.


Information from: KWCH-TV, http://www.kwch.com/

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