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30-year resident of Jackson Zoo dies

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The Jackson Zoo is reporting the death of a male southern white rhino.

37-year-old Franklin was found in his barn Wednesday morning by his zoo keeper.

Officials said his advanced age, lung complications and the extreme heat contributed to his death.

He had been at the Jackson Zoo since 1980.

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