“Our leopards, Runny, Everest and Mahalu, were loved by our entire community inside and outside the zoo,” the company said in a Facebook post. “This loss is truly heartbreaking and we are all grieving together.”
Snow leopards are found in the mountains Asia According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), it is considered a central and endangered species.
Last month, the zoo said it had tested positive for Sumatra leopards and their tigers after showing symptoms similar to those caused by the virus. The animals were treated with steroids and antibiotics to prevent secondary infections, the zoo said at the time.
“The Sumatran tigers have fully recovered from Axel and Kumar’s disease,” zoo officials said Friday. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Covid-19 has been found in many mammals, including large cats, animals, ferrets and minks.
The zoo is open and Covit-19 continues to take all precautionary measures to prevent it from spreading to humans and animals. ”
“We will continue to follow the guidelines of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV) and the CDC to ensure the safety of our animals, staff and community,” the release said.
A snow leopard at the San Diego Zoo was tested positive in July and three snow leopards at the Louisville Zoo were infected last December.
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