USA: Covid vaccine breakthrough in three more tigers

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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

Denver Gazette report

and four out of five lions at Utah’s Hogle Zoo have confirmed positive infections for Covid-19 report



USA: Covid-19 vaccine breakthrough case in a tiger


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** This post was originally published on October 28, 2021 **