Three snow leopards have died at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo in Nebraska due to complications from COVID-19, the zoo said on a social media profile.
Lincoln Children’s Zoo released a statement on Friday, November 12, describing the deaths of three snow leopards named Ranney, Everest and Makalu as a “heartbreaking event”. These rare animals were loved by both zoo staff and visitors.
Zoo. Treatment of panthers and tigers for COVID-19
Snow leopards and two Sumatran tigers have been treated for COVID-19 for the past month. As reported by the zoo, the tigers Axl and Kumar are now in good shape. Nebraska Zoo remains open to the public. It continues to take precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus to both humans and animals. To this end, it follows the recommendations of the American Zoological Society. In the United States, many zoos, such as the Saint Louis Zoo and Denver Zoo, have already battled COVID-19 in their pets.
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