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Rhino bites off woman’s finger at Denver Zoo

Posted on: 10:39 am, August 29, 2013, by , updated on: 10:44am, August 29, 2013

DENVER, Colo. — A woman lost her finger to a rhinoceros at the Denver Zoo during an animal feeding session for visitors.

The zoo suspended the feeding program indefinitely following Wednesday’s incident. The program allowed guests to pay an extra $60 to touch and feed a rhino.

Zoo officials say they don’t believe the rhino was trying to harm the woman.

“We don’t believe this was an aggressive action, just a terrible and unfortunate accident,” they said.

The rhinoceros has been living in the Denver Zoo since it was born in 1993.