The 14-year-old Amur tiger
, Giove, died Sunday after developing pneumonia caused by the virus
, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said in a dichiarazione
. Jupiter was undergoing long-term treatment for chronic underlying illnesses
, which made him more susceptible to the virus
, lo zoo ha annunciato sabato.
Additional testing and treatments were administered the following day and Jupiter seemed stable, but he died that night, secondo la dichiarazione.
Jupiter is the first animal at the zoo to die from Covid-19 complications, hanno detto i funzionari.
“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,” diceva la dichiarazione. “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, diceva la dichiarazione.
“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 dichiarazione letta.
All'inizio di quest'anno, 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