Smithsonian: Lions and Tigers Continue To Recover From COVID-19 and First Vaccines Were Administered to Susceptible Species at Smithsonian’s National Zoo

Smithsonian: Lions and Tigers Continue To Recover From COVID-19 and First Vaccines Were Administered to Susceptible Species at Smithsonian’s National Zoo. “The lions and tigers who tested presumptive positive for COVID-19 at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo the week of Sept. 13 are recovering well. All lions and tigers are behaving, eating and drinking normally. Zoo animal care staff also administered the first round of animal-specific COVID vaccines Oct. 13. All seven orangutans, one western lowland gorilla, one white-eared titi monkey and two emperor tamarins received shots. Veterinarians and keepers are closely monitoring the vaccinated animals and have not observed any side effects.”

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