14살 아무르 호랑이, 목성, 바이러스에 의한 폐렴 발병 후 일요일 사망, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said in a 성명서
. Jupiter was undergoing long-term treatment for chronic underlying illnesses
, which made him more susceptible to the virus
, the zoo said
Additional testing and treatments were administered the following day and Jupiter seemed stable, but he died that night, 진술에 따르면.
Jupiter is the first animal at the zoo to die from Covid-19 complications, 관리들은 말했다.
“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,” 성명은 말했다. “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, 성명은 말했다.
“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,” 성명은 읽었다.
올해 초, an 11-year-old snow leopard at Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington
, 일리노이, died after contracting Covid-19
. Rilu also developed pneumonia before death
, zoo officials said