Additional testing and treatments were administered the following day and Jupiter seemed stable, but he died that night, de acuerdo con el comunicado.
Jupiter is the first animal at the zoo to die from Covid-19 complications, los funcionarios dijeron.
“As a precautionary measure, we are requiring staff working with cats, great apes and mustelids (i.e., otters, wolverines) to wear masks when within six feet of these animals,” la declaración decía. “These animals are more susceptible to contracting COVID-19.”
Jupiter arrived at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium on March 19, 2015. He was born at the Moscow Zoo on July 9, 2007, and had sired nine cubs, la declaración decía.
“Jupiter’s care team remembers him as a big and impressive tiger who loved fish, sleeping in the habitat’s cave, playing with cardboard boxes, and interacting with another favorite item—a 75-pound firehouse ‘plus sign’ that was heavy for keepers to move but something he carried around like it weighed nothing,” la declaración leída.
A principios de este año, un 11-year-old snow leopard at Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington
, Illinois, died after contracting Covid-19
. Rilu also developed pneumonia before death
, zoo officials said