A RHINO at a zoo in Austria has attacked and killed a zookeeper, while seriously injuring another.
The fatal attack happened in Salzburg early this morning as the zookeeper was doing "routine work" in the enclosure.
Salzburg Hellbrunn Zoo director Sabine Grebner said: "We do not know exactly how it happened."
The zookeepers were doing daily rounds, in which the rhinos are fed and treated with insect repellant.
Salzburg police said in a statement: "The woman succumbed to her injuries at the scene of the accident."
The female zookeeper was "very experienced and specialised in rhinos."
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A second zookeeper, a 34-year-old man, was rushed to hospital after also being attacked.
The zoo is set to remain closed for the remainder of today.
The reasons behind the unprovoked attack are unknown.
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