August 31, 2021

Indy Zoo Plans To Vaccinate Some Animals Against COVID-19

Indy Zoo Plans To Vaccinate Some Animals Against COVID-19

The Indianapolis Zoo plans to vaccinate some of its animals against COVID-19.

The zoo issued a statement saying it will use a vaccine approved for cats and dogs. The vaccine was developed by Zoetis, a U.S. veterinary pharmaceutical company. 

The zoo says its plans to vaccinate what it says are susceptible or potentially susceptible species, such as lion, tiger, cheetah, orangutan and gibbon.

The vaccine is scheduled to arrive at the zoo this summer or early fall.

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