Man ‘seriously injured’ by rhino at Whipsnade Zoo

The incident occurred at Whipsnade Zoo. Picture: Wiki Commons
The incident occurred at Whipsnade Zoo. Picture: Wiki Commons
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A MAN is in a serious condition in hospital after being injured in an incident involving a rhino at a zoo in Bedfordshire.

The man, who is in his 50s, sustained injuries to the chest, abdomen and pelvis around 8.20am this morning at Whipsnade Zoo near Dunstable.

He was treated at the scene before being taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

Dave Tamarro of the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust, told Sky News: “When we arrived it was clear that the patient had received a number of injuries.

“We stabilised the patient whilst the air ambulance was on its way.

“Both trust staff and the Magpas air ambulance crew worked well together to treat the patient, who was then taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital by land ambulance in a serious condition.”

A spokesman for Bedfordshire Police added: “We were called to Whipsnade Zoo at around 8.25am. Our role was to assist the other emergency services.”