A rhinoceros female has drowned in a zoo in Holland after having fled a male during an attempt to mate it, as the Wildlands park has announced this Friday, located in Emmen, in the east of the country.
Elena, the female, was "surprised" by the arrival of Limpopo, a male white rhinoceros, and died exhausted after a persecution in which he fell into a pond, explained the zoo in a statement.
The center's guards could move away from the male, but "Unfortunately our help came too late for Elena and had already drowned."
Limpopo, 19, came to the park at the beginning of September from another Dutch zoo, where he had engendered three offspring within the framework of a European reproduction program.
In Widlands, he was expected to contact him on Thursday with two females, Elena and Zahra. But they saw "surprised" and "they escaped," he has reported.
After a quarter of a persecution hour, Elena fell in a pond and managed not to get up.
Limpopo had already been taken six years ago from a German zoo, because "he did not treat the females correctly," he published by the newspaper 'Brabants Dagblad'.
The Southern White Rhinoceros, one of the subspecies of white rhinoceros and with a population of 10,080 animals, is currently almost threatened, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).Date Of Update: 21 September 2021, 20:15