国立動物園は霊長類にCOVID-19にワクチンを接種します

動物園は金曜日のプレスリリースで、スタッフが最初の2回投与ショットを 11 水曜日の動物: 7つのオランウータン, ニシローランドゴリラ, one white-eared titi monkey and two emperor tamarins.

Apes wander inside their enclosure Jan. 4, 2018 at the Washington D.C. national zoo.

Apes wander inside their enclosure Jan. 4, 2018 at the Washington D.C. national zoo. (Andrew Lichtenstein/ Corbis)

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A video posted by the zoo noted that theanimals were rewarded with honey for their participation.

ザ・ ワクチン used was developed specifically for animals by Michigan-based veterinary pharmaceutical company Zoetis after the company saw that a dog in China contracted the virus early in the pandemic.

Zoetis said in a プレスリリース in July that its shots were authorized on acase-by-case basis by the United States Department of Agriculturefor an array of zoo animals, but said the shots arenot needed in pets or livestock at this time.

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The National Zoo also provided a status update on the lions and tigers under its care that had testedpresumptive positivefor COVID-19 last month, saying the big cats wererecovering well” そして “behaving, eating and drinking normally.

Vaccines will continue to be administered to select animals identified as susceptible species at the Zoo and at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, バージニア, in the coming months,” the zoo explained, それを追加する “the lions and tigers will receive the vaccine no sooner than 90 days post-infection.

The National Zoo did not immediately respond to Fox Newsquestions regarding the inoculations.

Tigers at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, DC.

Tigers at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, DC. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP)

Zoos in different parts of the have increasingly been vaccinating myriad species with the Zoetis vaccine.

The Denver Zoo and Oakland Zoo used the jab on some of their animals over the summer, CBSニュース 報告, and the Denver Zoo is planning to do the same.

狐 35 報告 Thursday that ZooTampa has also begun vaccinating its animals.

Species such as Florida panthers, skunks, otters and primates are on top of the list to vaccinate,” 狐 35 報告. “The zoo has received enough doses to vaccinate roughly 19 species which includes 93 animals.

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