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Behind-The-Scenes Tour At Cincinnati Zoo Leads To Rhino Bite

Posted at 6:20 AM, Oct 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-03 06:26:44-04

CINCINNATI (WLWT)– Crews got a strange call from dispatchers Tuesday afternoon…

“Engine 32, 46 respond, Cincinnati Zoo, 3400 Vine Street, gate number four. And what we have here is a rhino bite,” the dispatcher said.

Officials arrived at the zoo to find that 1-year-old rhinoceros Kendi had in fact bit the finger of a patron.

Kendi reportedly bit the tip of a man’s right index finger during a behind-the-scenes encounter.

The zoo said the man was feeding Kendi an herbivore treat when he was bitten.

“I’m happy to report that the finger was just dislocated,” a zoo spokeswoman said.