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Maryland Zoo will vaccinate certain animals against COVID-19


BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Zoo says it will vaccinate certain animals that have been proven to be susceptible to COVID-19.

Senior director of animal health, conservation and research Dr. Ellen Bronson said Tuesday that the zoo in Baltimore hasn't had any cases of COVID-19 in its animals, but the vaccine will “add another layer of protection.”

Bronson says the zoo expects to receive doses in the fall from the animal health company Zoetis.

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Animals that the zoo plans to vaccinate include the North American river otters, chimpanzees, and cat species like the cheetah and lion.

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