3 snow leopards with COVID-19 die at Lincoln Children’s Zoo

Three snow leopards have died at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo in Nebraska of complications from COVID-19

LINCOLN, Neb. — Three snow leopards have died at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo in Nebraska of complications from COVID-19.

The zoo began treating the leopards and two Sumatran tigers for the virus last month. The zoo said the tigers, Axl and Kumar, have made a recovery.

The zoo said it remains open to the public and continues to take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to humans and animals.

Zoos across the country, including at the St. Louis Zoo and the Denver Zoo, have battled COVID-19 outbreaks among their animals.

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