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Unvaccinated Snow Leopard At San Diego Zoo Catches Covid-19

Snow leopard

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San Diego (AP) -- An unvaccinated snow leopard at the San Diego Zoo has contracted COVID-19.

Caretakers noticed that Ramil, a 9-year-old male snow leopard, had a cough and runny nose on Thursday. Later, two separate tests of his stool confirmed the presence of the coronavirus, the zoo said in a statement Friday.