A woman has been transported to hospital via helicopter after being gored by a rhino at a NSW zoo.
Paramedics were called to the scene at Mogo Zoo on the NSW South Coast about 1pm this afternoon.
The 47-year-old woman was treated for a penetrated wound in her left arm, which is also thought to be fractured.
She was airlifted to Canberra Hospital for further treatment. She is understood to be in a stable condition, and was conscious and alert.
It’s not clear if the woman was a guest or an employee of the park.
Mogo Zoo, a privately owned zoo that houses lions, tigers, meerkats, cheetahs, gorillas, giraffes and more, is expected to be making a statement shortly.
On its website, it offers a number of “up close and personal” animal experiences, including the option to “meet our rhino”.
“For the animal enthusiast who wants to get behind the scenes and see how it all works,” the website reads. “This encounter not only brings you Up Close and Personal with our impressive male White Rhinos but also allows you access to our off exhibit area. You will be guided behind the scenes by an experienced keeper where you can see the night dens, yards, feed area and learn all about how we manage these two beautiful boys. Why not bring the whole family down to enjoy and learn together? You might even get to have a scratch! What an amazing photo opportunity.”
We’ll update this story as it unfolds.