By NewsDesk @bactiman63
In Lincoln, Nebraska, officials with the Lincoln Children’s Zoo published the following on their Facebook page Friday:
It is with deep sadness that we inform our community that three snow leopards at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo have passed away due to complications of COVID-19. Our leopards, Ranney, Everest, and Makalu, were beloved by our entire community inside and outside of the zoo. This loss is truly heartbreaking, and we are all grieving together.
Sumatran tigers, Axl and Kumar, have made a seemingly full recovery from their illness. The Lincoln Children’s Zoo remains open to the public and continues to take every precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to humans and animals. We will continue following the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV) and CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of our animals, staff, and community.