Rhino bites zoo staffer's finger in Chicago

One of four Eastern black rhinoceros at the Lincoln Park Zoo on April 16, 2016.

An animal care staff member at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago was bitten on the index finger by a Eastern black rhinoceros on Saturday, according to a zoo statement.

The staffer was in the behind-the-scenes space of Regenstein African Journey during a routine training session when they were bit.

The staff member was taken to the hospital and released at about 2 p.m.

The rhino was uninjured. The animals will have access to both their indoor and outdoor space and be on exhibit throughout the day, as usual, the zoo statement said.
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