Deutsche Welle: Hippos with runny noses test positive for COVID-19 at Belgian zoo

Deutsche Welle: Hippos with runny noses test positive for COVID-19 at Belgian zoo. “Two hippos at Antwerp Zoo have tested positive for the coronavirus, Belgian media reported on Friday. While stressing that Hermien’s and Imani’s lives do not appear to be in danger, veterinarian Francis Vercammen said they were ‘expelling snot’ which prompted the animal medic to probe further.”

9News: Denver Zoo announces 11 lions test positive for COVID-19

9News: Denver Zoo announces 11 lions test positive for COVID-19. ” The Denver Zoo announced Monday morning that 11 African lions tested positive for COVID-19 after their keepers observed coughing, sneezing, lethargy, and nasal discharge. According to a news release from the zoo, when their keepers saw them presenting symptoms they were taken to Colorado State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Fort Collins. Each of the lions was given a nasal swab sample, which all tested positive.”

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.”

DCist: All Of The National Zoo’s Lions And Tigers Have Tested Positive For Coronavirus

DCist: All Of The National Zoo’s Lions And Tigers Have Tested Positive For Coronavirus. “Six African lions, a Sumatran tiger, and two Amur tigers — all the great cats at the Northwest D.C. facility — were included in the test results. Over the weekend, zookeepers observed multiple cats showing decreased appetites, coughing, sneezing, and lethargy. The lions and tigers are undergoing treatment with antibiotics to help with their discomfort and decreased appetite.”

WRAL: NC Zoo animals will get ‘uniquely formulated’ vaccine to protect against coronavirus

WRAL: NC Zoo animals will get ‘uniquely formulated’ vaccine to protect against coronavirus. “The North Carolina Zoo will soon begin vaccinating its animals against coronavirus, starting with the chimpanzees and gorillas. WCNC Charlotte reports the zoo will receive its first shipment of vaccine at the end of July for more than 20 primates. Like humans, each will get two doses. The zoo’s primates will be the first to get their shots.”