That’s a heavy lift: Rhino at Illinois zoo undergoes CT scan

BROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A rhinoceros at a suburban Chicago zoo has undergone what’s believed to be the first CT scan performed on the species. It was no easy task.

Layla is seven and a half years old and 2,300 pounds and lives at Brookfield Zoo.

Zoo officials say the scan was needed to diagnose an obstruction in Layla’s nasal passageway that made it difficult for her to breathe.

Because Layla was too large to move inside the zoo’s hospital a CT scanner had to be brought to the

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