ヒッポーズ, 名前付き Imani and Hermien
, 症状は見られません “other than runny noses
,” according to a news release from the zoo
How the animals were exposed to the virus is unknown — their caretakers have not shown any Covid-19 symptoms and all tested negative for the virus, リリースは言った.
Imani, 誰が 14 年, and Hermien, 誰が 41, are being kept in isolation for now and cannot be seen by visitors, the zoo said.
“To my knowledge, this is the first known contamination in this species. Globally, this virus has mostly been reported in great apes and felines,” said the zoo’s veterinarian Francis Vercammen, who oversaw their testing for the coronavirus.
Covid-19 infections in zoo animals and pets have been reported around the world
, including in big cats
, ferrets and minks
, 米国疾病管理予防センターによると. 先月, 3つのユキヒョウ at a zoo in Nebraska died of complications from the virus
, especially cats and dogs
, are the leading group of animal species impacted by coronavirus
. While animal-to-human transmission risk is low
, people can spread coronavirus to pets
, CDC officials have warned.