Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017|10:04 a.m.
LOS ANGELES– A 48-year-old Indian rhinoceros that had actually survived skin cancer has been euthanized at the Los Angeles Zoo.
A zoo declaration states the female rhinoceros called Randa was euthanized Monday due to signs of decreasing health including anorexia nervosa, difficulty moving and indications of kidney failure.
The zoo states Randa was the earliest Indian rhinoceros within zoos worldwide and had drawn attention to the plight of her species.
Randa was born upon Oct. 5, 1969, in Basel, Switzerland, and came to the Los Angeles Zoo on Nov. 22, 1974, from the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas.
In 2009, she was identified with squamous cell cancer under her horn. A group of human physicians and veterinarians removed the horn, and after radiation treatments she was stated in remission in 2011.