Statement Addressing Covid-19 Transfer to Animals
Posted on April 9th, 2020 at 5:50 PM
A statement from your Erie Zoo regarding Covid-19 transfer to animals:
In response to the recent report of Covid-19 transfer from a keeper to big cat species at the Bronx Zoo, we have implemented protocol that all keeper staff must wear masks and gloves when entering all animal holding areas. This has always been standard with our primates with additional PPE (personal protective equipment) including face shields as there has already been proven knowledge that primates can contract diseases from humans. Now that there is evidence that there is potential danger to other species, we are taking extra precautions. Our staff will also continue to practice the already established safety procedures of social distancing, increased sanitation and hygiene practices. As always, the animals come first and their safety our number one concern. Thank you for your continued support of your Erie Zoo.
For the full interview with Erie Zoo Director Scott Mitchell on JET/FOX/YourErie please watch the video below: