• Tulsa Zoo's white rhino dies just after 37th birthday

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    TULSA, Okla. - A Tulsa Zoo resident died Tuesday. 

    Buzbie the white rhino recently celebrated his 37th birthday. He joined the zoo family in 1982. 

    Zoo officials say he "experienced a rapid decline over the weekend" after they were monitoring his changes in appetite and condition. 

    They said he was a geriatric rhino and had been receiving diet modifications to keep him as healthy as possible. 

    Zookeepers described Buzbie as inquisitive. He enjoyed wallowing in mud and getting cleaned by keepers in the mornings. 

     


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