USA: Covid vaccine breakthrough in three more tigers
San Diego Zoo officials announced Wednesday that three of their Malaysian tigers have COVID-19, marking the first wildlife cases the organization has reported since vaccinating hundreds of animals this summer.
The tigers had been fully vaccinated as part of a push to protect 250 animals that zoo and Safari Park staff believed were at risk of COVID-19, from cheetahs to baboons to hyenas and an array of other species.
San Diego Union Tribune report
This news comes just days after 11 African lions tested positive for Sars-Cov-2 in Denver Zoo
and four out of five lions at Utah’s Hogle Zoo have confirmed positive infections for Covid-19
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