A 14-year-old tiger died after contracting Covid-19 in an Ohio zoo, 官员说

A tiger at an Ohio zoo died of health complications caused by Covid-19, 官员周三表示.

The 14-year-old Amur tiger, 木星, died Sunday after developing pneumonia caused by the virus, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said in a 声明. Jupiter was undergoing long-term treatment for chronic underlying illnesses, which made him more susceptible to the virus, the zoo said.
Jupiter’s care team reported last week that he had beenacting ill.He wasn’t interested in eating or interacting with his keepers and was reluctant to move or stand, 根据声明.
      After Jupiter was anesthetized for examination, results suggested he may have been suffering from an infection, and treatment began.
        “不幸, Jupiter did not improve with this treatment and remained reluctant to move and eat,” 声明读.
          Additional testing and treatments were administered the following day and Jupiter seemed stable, but he died that night, 根据声明.
          Jupiter is the first animal at the zoo to die from Covid-19 complications, 官员说.
          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,” 声明说. “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, 声明说.
            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 signthat was heavy for keepers to move but something he carried around like it weighed nothing,” 声明读.
            今年早些时候, 一个 11-year-old snow leopard at Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, 伊利诺伊州, died after contracting Covid-19. Rilu also developed pneumonia before death, zoo officials said.

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