Ntombe the rhino featured in Karina, Wild on Safari, a popular Animal Planet series five years ago.
It took game rangers several days to track down the eight-year-old rhino after shots were heard in the Matopos National Park.
The Bhejane Trust, a conservation group, said on Saturday that vets had to put her down as there was no possibility of saving her life.
Itâ€™s not clear yet where in the park Ntombe was shot.
Parts of it are an intensive rhino protection zone guarded around the clock by armed rangers.Post published in: Business