Northern New England isn’t great zoo territory, for better or worse, but at least two area zoos have taken to giving some of their animals COVID-19 vaccines, reports WCVB-TV:

The highest risk species at Zoo New England(which owns Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and Stone Zoo in Stoneham) include primates; large casts such as lions, tigers and snow leopards; and mustelids, which are a family of carnivorous mammals that include ferrets and North American river otters.

Zoos around the world are giving vaccines to some animals, often with a vaccine developed for animals. (CNN story here) : “The vaccine requires two doses and was first administered to gorillas in the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in March after cases were confirmed in a group of the zoo’s large primates.”

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