DHAKA: A lone rhino at a zoo in Bangladesh is looking for a new love after losing his mate seven years ago, but epidemiological restrictions are hampering his keeper’s efforts to play a matchmaker.
Kanchi, a star at Bangladesh’s National Zoo, is in its infancy. But since the death of her male partner in 2014, she has been living in her muddy pen on the outskirts of the capital.
More than 2 million visitors a year to Dhaka are being diagnosed with gonorrhea. Kanchi refuses to eat and often snatches her carrier Farid Mia, who hugs the rhino and scratches its neck and shoulders.