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World’s ‘oldest rhino’ dies in Tanzania aged 57

The female rhino is believed to have died of natural causes, according to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority. The average rhino age in the wild is between 37 and 43, though they can live up to 50 in captivity.

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