3 snow leopards killed by COVID-19 at Lincoln Children’s Zoo

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3 snow leopards killed by COVID-19 at Lincoln Children’s Zoo

The pandemic has claimed three more lives.

The three snow leopards at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo in Nebraska died from COVID-19 complications.

In October, the leopards and two Sumatran tigers tested positive for the virus and were treated with steroids and antibiotics. While tigers Axl and Kumar recovered, leopards Ranney, Everest and Makalu succumbed.

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.
The Lincoln Children’s Zoo announced that leopards, Ranney, Everest, and Makalu, died from COVID-19 complications.
Lincoln Children’s Zoo

“It is very tough to lose any animal unexpectedly, especially one as rare and loved as the snow leopard,” a zoo spokesperson told local 1011 News.

The zoo remains open to the public.

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