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Honolulu Zoo's white rhinoceros Kruger dies
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Honolulu Zoo's white rhinoceros Kruger dies

The Honolulu Zoo Monday put down Kruger, the 25-year-old white male rhinoceros who has been seriously ill with kidney disease since December, 2010.

Kruger came to the Honolulu Zoo in 1986 from the San Diego Wild Animal Park, when he was still a calf.

In the wild, adult white rhinos tend to be solitary, except for an adult mother with her most recent offspring.

Throughout his lifetime Kruger had endeared himself to the zoo staff and the community.

During the past five months he has received comfort and care from specialists nationwide as well as the zoo's veterinary and animal keeper staff.

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