14-year-old tiger, Jupiter, dies of covid-19 complications at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium: The Columbus Zoo is in mourning at the loss of a tiger that was 14 years old and passed away due to complications from COVID-19.
According to a post made by administrators on the zoo’s Facebook page, Jupiter, who passed away on June 26 at the institution, was the first animal to fall victim to the illness at the facility.
Jupiter, an Amur tiger that was 14 years old and had developed pneumonia due to the COVID-19 virus, passed suddenly on June 26, 2022, the zoo announced in a statement. “We are sad to hear that Jupiter passed away on Sunday.” Because Jupiter had been receiving long-term treatment for chronic underlying ailments, he was more susceptible to contracting this virus as a result of his treatment.
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On June 22, the staff at the zoo initially observed that Jupiter appeared to be sick. According to what was said in the article, the animal “was unwilling to stand, move, or interact with keepers,” and it “was not interested in eating at all.”
After that, the tiger was given anesthesia so that the veterinarian could better assess his sickness, and the examination suggested that he had an infection.
“Unhappily, Jupiter did not show any signs of improvement with this treatment, and he continued to be reluctant to move and eat. The following day, further therapies were administered to him, and he underwent additional diagnostic tests. Even though he seemed to be doing well, Jupiter passed suddenly during the night “The zoo had written it.
The birth of Jupiter took place on July 9, 2007, in Moscow. Since March of 2015, he had been residing in the zoo in Ohio. According to the officials, the large cat fathered a total of nine babies, six of which were born at the Columbus Zoo.
As a direct result of Jupiter’s passing, the employees at the zoo are implementing additional safety measures to protect other animals from contracting the COVID-19 virus. The zoo announced that employees will be required to wear masks whenever they are within six feet of “cats, large apes, and mustelids (i.e. otters, wolverines).”
Another much-loved animal at the zoo passed just a little more than a week before this tragedy struck. Beco, an Asian elephant who was 13 years old, passed away on June 18 after testing positive for the Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus (EEHV), a virus that poses a significant risk of death to elephants in both their natural and captive environments.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, a number of animals housed in zoos have been found to have passed away as a result of complications caused by COVID-19.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the virus that causes COVID has infected several animals across the globe since the beginning of the pandemic. In most cases, this infection occurred after the animals had intimate contact with people who had COVID. The organization reports that there is a limited danger of COVID being transmitted from pets to humans; nonetheless, humans who have COVID should take precautions to protect their pets by isolating themselves from their animals until they are healthy again.
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