Rhino bites zoo staffer's finger in Chicago

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Monday, April 18, 2016
One of four Eastern black rhinoceros at the Lincoln Park Zoo on April 16, 2016.

CHICAGO, Ill. -- 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.