Potter Park Zoo Taking Precautions For Animals
With everything going on and everything closed, the Potter Park Zoo still has to take care of the dozens of animals housed there. Due to the spread of COVID-19 and the spread to animals, the Potter Park Zoo is taking many precautions to protect themselves and the animals from COVID-19.
According to WILX, some workers as well as veterinarians are are using gloves and masks around most animals. In particular, they are very concerned about big cats, as the Bronx Zoo earlier in the week reported of a big cat getting the virus. Vets and people at the zoo are nervous about big cats contracting the virus because they are endangered and any virus isn't good for keeping their population alive. Some things veterinarians are doing besides wearing gloves and masks are staying 6 feet away from them whenever possible.
They haven't noticed any symptoms in the animals at the zoo but are taking every precaution to make sure the virus doesn't spread as that could turn bad for some animals housed at Potter Park.