MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Montgomery Zoo officials say they're trying to determine what led to the death of a baby Indian rhinoceros. The animal was found dead at the zoo on Friday.
The 4-month-old rhino, Ethan, was named after Ethan Gilman, the Alabama boy rescued from a bunker by an FBI hostage rescue team after a six-day standoff in the southeastern Alabama town of Midland City in February.
Ethan was the first of his species to be born in the U.S. as result of artificial insemination. The Montgomery Zoo worked with the Cincinnati Zoo to make the birth possible.
Montgomery Zoo spokeswoman Sarah McKemey tells The Montgomery Advertiser that nothing obvious was wrong with the rhinoceros before his death. She said the death was "sudden and unexpected."
WAKA-TV reports that a necropsy is planned.
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