Woman gored by rhino at NSW South Coast Zoo

A woman has been gored by a rhinoceros at Mogo Zoo, on the south coast of NSW.

A NSW Ambulance spokesperson said paramedics were called to the zoo south of Batemans Bay just after 1pm on Wednesday after reports a female was gored by the southern white rhino Kai.

The 47-year-old senior keeper at the zoo suffered a puncture wound to her left arm and a possible fracture.

The woman was gored by a rhino. Source: Getty Images / Stock image

"She was otherwise alert and fully conscious," the spokesperson told Yahoo7.

A spokesperson for the zoo said it occurred during a "routine procedure".

"A first aider at the scene applied treatment and as a precaution an ambulance was called. Assistance was rendered and both keeper and rhino are ok," the spokesperson said.

Zoo owner Sally Padey said “whilst all safety measures are taken to minimise risk for both animals and keepers occasionally accidents can occur when dealing with large mega fauna”.

The woman was taken to Moruya District Hospital in a stable condition. It's possible she may be flown to Canberra Hospital.

Mogo Zoo will be reviewing its standard operating procedures and currently an internal investigation is taking place.