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A Florida zoo has been fined more than $ 14,500, after a white rhino injured a worker earlier this year.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) conducted an investigation and got to the Jacksonville Zoo for the failure of the employee to safeguard against the known dangers, where the training and the conduct of the latter, the agency said Tuesday in a news release.
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OSHA also said that the zoo does not notify the agency within a 24-hour period, the employee’s period of hospitalisation.
The zookeeper was seriously injured in February, when a 4,000-pound rhino named ronnie and roxy, kicking her with his horn. The incident took place during a “routine training,” the zoo’s Executive Director Tony Vecchio said at the time. The zookeeper was taken to a hospital and released.
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Zoo officials tell the Florida Times-Union to appeal the citations and fine. They said that the injured zookeeper was “a good and get back to work.”
Florence, ” said the 50-year-old Archie has been at the zoo since 1975 and is the name of the damage caused by an isolated incident.
The southern white rhino is native to the savannahs of Africa, it is one of the least endangered of the rhino species, according to the International Rhino Foundation. The sort of numbers are around 20,000.
It is the largest land mammal behind the elephant, ” the organization said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.