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Critically endangered rhino undergoes surgery for nasal obstruction

Layla, a 2,300-pound eastern black rhinoceros at the Chicago-area Brookfield Zoo, is recovering from surgery to relieve a nasal obstruction revealed by a CT scan, which showed abnormal tissue in the root of one of Layla's upper molars. Nearly 40 staff members practiced moving 2,300 pounds of concrete before moving the rhinoceros with a front-end loader and a custom-made wooden platform.

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