Tryvoha beat the previous longevity record of a white rhino named Zulu, who lived 45 years and five months in a zoo of the Polish city of Lodz.
“On March 22 at 2.50 p.m. after the inevitable disease called 'old age,' our Tryvoha, the oldest female white rhino in Europe, passed away,” the Kyiv zoo announced on its website.
Tryvoha became seriously ill in early March. Ukrainian and European veterinarians tried to help the animal, but in vain.
Tryvoha was regarded as a pet to several generations of Kyivans.
“What a pity.