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Unvaccinated snow leopard at San Diego Zoo catches Covid-19

SAN DIEGO — An unvaccinated snow leopard at the San Diego Zoo has contracted Covid-19. Caretakers noticed that Ramil, a 9-year-old male snow leopard, had a cough and runny nose on Thursday. Later, two separate tests of his stool confirmed the presence of the coronavirus, the zoo said in a statement Friday.
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Snow Leopard Tests Positive for COVID-19 At The San Diego Zoo

A snow leopard at San Diego Zoo tests positive for COVID-19. Ramil, a 9-year-old snow leopard at the San Diego Zoo has tested positive for COVID-19. The feline suffered from a runny nose and a cough, which prompted zoo officials to have him tested. Two separate tests came back positive. There is no word on how Ramil got infected. Zoo staff is required to stay masked if they are unvaccinated. Though I am far from an expert on this topic, I would assume that the animals would not be close enough to visitors to catch it from them. Ramil and the three other animals he shares an exhibit with are currently quarantine and the exhibit is temporarily closed. There have been several animals who have gotten vaccinated, but Ramil is not one of them. Ramil is the first snow leopard to catch COVID but not the first animal. Earlier primates at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park came down with the virus. The animals have since recovered. The North Carolina Zoo is in the process of vaccinating some of its animals as well.

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