Baby rhino bites patron’s finger at Cincinnati Zoo

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CINCINNATI (WLWT) —A 1-year-old rhinoceros bit the finger of a patron at the Cincinnati Zoo, officials said Tuesday.

Kendi, a young eastern black rhino, bit the tip of a man’s right index finger during a behind-the-scenes encounter, officials said.

The guest is being treated for a minor injury and expected to be fine.

Multiple crews were called to the Cincinnati Zoo for reports of a rhinoceros bite, officials with the Cincinnati Fire Department said.

Kendi was born at the zoo in July 2017 to mother Seyia. He is only the fifth eastern black rhino born in the last two years in North America and the first to be born at the Cincinnati Zoo since 1999.

Kendi means “the loved one” in Swahili.

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