DENVER, Colorado (KUSA) A woman was injured while feeding a rhino at the Denver Zoo Wednesday afternoon.
Zoo officials say the woman was participating in the feeding portion of the rhino encounter program when Mshindi, a black rhinoceros, bit the woman's finger. She transported to the hospital by ambulance. Her condition is not known.
"This is a terrible accident. We feel horrible for the woman involved," said Denver Zoo Animal Care VP Brian Aucone said in a statement. "Mshindi is a gentle animal. We believe this was an accident and that he was not trying to hurt anyone."