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(Salt Lake Tribune)   The fifth lion is probably an anti-vax jerk too   (sltrib.com) divider line
    More: Caturday, Lion, male African lion, Leo, Utah, The Animals, Salt Lake City, fifth lion, Africa  
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2653 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Oct 2021 at 9:30 PM (4 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-10-25 9:34:09 PM  
Nasal swab?  There are other ways to check

Scrubs "Everything Comes Down to Poo"
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2021-10-25 9:34:39 PM  
Well, I guess there's no way they're going to form Voltron to fight COVID now.
 
2021-10-25 9:36:23 PM  
That fifth lion is in for a rude awakening, when the zoo kicks him to the curb for being an anti-vaxxer.
 
2021-10-25 9:36:52 PM  
*sniffsniff*
Uhhh... that isn't a signature Caturday scent.
 
2021-10-25 9:37:06 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: Well, I guess there's no way they're going to form Voltron to fight COVID now.


Form Voltron
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2021-10-25 9:39:59 PM  
I have enough challenge trimming the claws of housecats. Swabbing a lion nose is a whole different game.
 
2021-10-25 9:42:20 PM  
Editor: Give me a closing sentence that really ties everything together.
Writer: Salt Lake County residents born under Leo, the sign of the lion, had the highest vaccination compliance, at 70%.
 
2021-10-25 9:46:44 PM  
" Zoo staff are watching for coronavirus symptoms around the zoo, and so far no other animals under the zoo's care have exhibited signs of infection, officials said. "

No world famous Mink or Ferret exhibit?
 
2021-10-25 9:52:55 PM  
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2021-10-25 9:53:45 PM  
This being Utah, the anti-vax lions are being backed up by the Leopards-Eating-Faces party.
 
2021-10-25 10:02:40 PM  
You try taking a nasal swab from an unwilling lion.
 
2021-10-25 10:07:59 PM  

Ragin' Asian: You try taking a nasal swab from an unwilling lion.


Anybody can try that.

Once.
 
2021-10-25 10:08:17 PM  

Ragin' Asian: You try taking a nasal swab from an unwilling lion.


Hey, BOTH of my kids are Leos. So I've been there, done that.
 
2021-10-25 10:14:35 PM  
On other news the Lions at the detroit zoo cant even catch that as it was intercepted.
 
2021-10-25 10:19:18 PM  
If you are close enough to a lion that you are worried about coronavirus transmission, you probably have other, more pressing, concerns.
 
2021-10-25 10:23:58 PM  
Probably put in the Bog of Eternal Stench
 
2021-10-25 10:24:08 PM  

Loris: I have enough challenge trimming the claws of housecats. Swabbing a lion nose is a whole different game.


I assume that like most zoos & places that work w/ large animals, they use operant conditioning as early as possible so the animal associates good things w/ doing what's asked of them. Putting any cat under anesthetic is tricky b/c their kidneys are made of thin glass or some shiat & it can kill them accidentally so it's avoided as much as possible. I'd hate to see what it takes to incapacitate an apex predator of that size.
Businesses have opened back up in Utah, as well as schools. The general feeling is, 'We don't want to do Covid anymore.' so the state has no rules in place, much less mandates. I'm about to quit a job I absolutely love b/c they're bringing us back into the office to work a couple days a week at first (no Covid precautions whatsoever b/c the law doesn't require them & no small appliances allowed so not even a little fan to blow air away from you), as there's a brand new building & our rich white male CEO doesn't want to be embarrassed in front of his rich white friends for not having employees working in it. Meanwhile, people are constantly sick & the death toll from Utah Covid cases has been rising since July, even among the vaccinated.
There's literally no good reason to work in that building - I don't consider a man's ego a good reason. Our desks are now smaller & closer together than they were at our old place, I'm told. All I know is I will never sit at mine. I'll let them fire me for insubordination first.
 
2021-10-25 10:59:53 PM  
Jesus Christ it's lion without a mask...GET THE NOSE SWABS!
 
2021-10-25 11:08:42 PM  

Loris: I have enough challenge trimming the claws of housecats. Swabbing a lion nose is a whole different game.


I am not a zookeeper, but I think they train as many animals as possible to submit to various tests. A whole lot of stimulus and response training. I've seen video of chimps leaning against a fence to get a jab (either some sort of vax or a blood draw). Do it frequently and give unusual rewards to keep the animals coming back for more.

The alternative would require sedation, and that's too risky for most animals, and might mess with whatever tests will be performed on the sample.
 
2021-10-25 11:10:56 PM  
Shoulda read the full thread...
 
2021-10-25 11:22:05 PM  
Oh no.
 
2021-10-25 11:26:52 PM  
searching "filth lion" on duckduckgo yields some interesting results

/just a wee misspelling
 
2021-10-25 11:28:49 PM  
"The animal claimed he had been vaccinated, but we just knew he was lion."
 
2021-10-25 11:52:22 PM  
"The 5th, a female named Sela, did not allow a swab test."  You don't say? Did the tester draw back a bloody stump? Lol.
 
2021-10-26 12:47:32 AM  
In the jungle, the mighty jungle
The lion sneezes tonight
 
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