At Zoo to You, even the animals are vaccinated against COVID-19


Animals can get COVID-19 from people and one another so all the employees at Conservation Ambassadors Zoo to You in Paso Robles are vaccinated and plenty of of the animals are, too.

“They’re all very handleable and we do animal husbandry behaviors the place we can provide these guys injections and take blood and take temperatures and issues like that,” mentioned David Jackson, Conservation Ambassadors Zoo to You Director.

The animals get a number of vaccines yearly, so they have been skilled on how to take pictures and are used to the course of.

“She places her paw outdoors the cage like this and I can provide her an injection proper there in the arm if I wished to,” Jackson defined. “Or we will simply as simply dart them.”

Zoo to You has vaccinated their primates and massive cats against the COVID-19 virus based mostly on trade suggestions.

“For some cause, the primates and cats have been the ones who’ve gotten it the most,” Jackson mentioned.

But thus far, none of the animals at Conservation Ambassadors has contracted COVID-19.

Jackson mentioned employees additionally put on masks and socially distance when exhibiting off the animals.

“We haven’t got an enormous employees and we’re not open to the public so we do not have the issues that the majority zoos do with issues like that,” Jackson mentioned. “The solely time that the animals are available in contact with the public is once we take them out to go to a college program and we’re at a really, very secure distance, often 15-20 ft minimal.”

He added that none of the animals have proven any negative effects from the vaccines.