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SAN DIEGO — The last remaining northern white rhinoceros in North America is undergoing veterinary treatment Monday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
The 41-year-old rhino, one of only five of its species in the world, was examined Saturday after keepers noticed swelling in her right hip.
“We found the swelling was consistent with a large abscess, filled with pus,” said Meredith Clancy, an associate veterinarian at the Safari Park. “We were able to flush the area with sterile saline and will wait on tests results to determine what is going on with Nola.”
Since Nola didn’t show any other signs of being sick, keepers are hoping the abscess is isolated. They said they plan to monitor her and flush the wound daily. She’s also been put on antibiotics.
Results from testing should be available in a week or two, according to park officials.
Nola’s companion at the Safari Park, Angalifu, died in December. According to the Safari Park, the remaining northern white rhinos are beyond their breeding age.
Safari park officials said the population of the species was reduced by poachers, who killed them for their horns.
The Safari Park will host “Rally 4 Rhinos” on Saturday, May 15.