NC Zoo’s Stan the Rhino passes away at 49

Stanley, a southern white rhinoceros who lived at the North Carolina Zoo for more than 30 years, gets a mud bath in 2018. He passed away on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. He was 49 years old.
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Stanley, a southern white rhinoceros who lived at the North Carolina Zoo for more than 30 years, gets a mud bath in 2018. He passed away on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. He was 49 years old.

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