Each of the nine animals received two doses of an experimental vaccine originally designed for dogs and cats, with the apes exhibiting no adverse reactions, and are all doing well.
Two 11-week-old white tiger cubs that died in a Pakistani zoo last month appear to have died of COVID-19, officials said.
“This was completely unexpected and the Detroit Zoo staff is devastated by the loss of Anana in this sudden and tragic event.”
Zabinska-Zawadzki’s older brother, Ryszard Zabinski, died in 2019.
Three among the band of critically endangered western lowland gorillas at the sprawling wildlife park have shown symptoms of the respiratory virus.
The predictive prowess of the Royev Rochey Zoo inhabitants made headlines in 2016 when one of its residents, a polar bear named Felix, predicted Trump's victory over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
The findings are significant as bats are reservoirs for emerging viruses, and have been attributed to virus outbreaks such as SARS, MERS and many more.
The lucky elephants chosen to take part in the first-of-its-kind pilot, are three African elephants that will be administrated with the liquid doses of CBD extract through their trunks.
Police opened an investigation earlier this week after receiving a disappearance report for a expensive monkey, apparently worth thousands of shekels, from a zoo in Kiryat Motzkin.