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    More: Sad, 8-year-old male, Omaha, Nebraska, Henry Doorly Zoo, snow leopards, 16-year-old male, Felidae, Infection, Aviary  
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2021-11-13 1:09:03 AM  
Well that sucks...
 
2021-11-13 3:17:39 AM  
It's not clear from the post when the snow leopards - Ranney, Everest and Makalu - died,

Zookeeper: "I mean cats sleep a lot, but a whole week is borderline ridic--oh."
 
2021-11-13 6:24:25 AM  
Just read an article that Covid is being detected in deer here in PA.  Just in time for hunting season.
 
2021-11-13 6:28:54 AM  

darth sunshine: Just read an article that Covid is being detected in deer here in PA.  Just in time for hunting season.


That's how they figure it got to deer in the first place
 
2021-11-13 6:30:53 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: That's how they figure it got to deer in the first place


Can't imagine there's much of the Venn between Red Hats and Camo Hats that isn't overlapping in Pennsyltucky at least.
 
2021-11-13 6:34:19 AM  
Let's open everything up motherfarkers. Concerts, sports arenas, zoos, theme parks, schools...

But for some reason, I can't just walk into my county office to get my new tags or license for some odd reason without making an appointment.
 
2021-11-13 6:37:01 AM  
People deserve to die.

Fluffy leopards with huge steel toed bedroom slippers for feet not as much.
 
2021-11-13 6:56:46 AM  
Kittehs probably high blood pressure and diabetes because of their all face diet.

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2021-11-13 6:58:14 AM  

Gyrfalcon: People deserve to die.

Fluffy leopards with huge steel toed bedroom slippers for feet not as much.


Flüffy Lëöpärds would eat your face, if given the opportunity.
 
2021-11-13 7:26:22 AM  

iheartscotch: Flüffy Lëöpärds


This will be the name of my band that adapts Einstürzende Neubauten songs for children in a Raffi style.
 
2021-11-13 7:26:43 AM  

darth sunshine: Just read an article that Covid is being detected in deer here in PA.  Just in time for hunting season.


Covid? meh. We now have Zombie Deer in my part of PA.
 
2021-11-13 7:50:08 AM  

FriarReb98: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: That's how they figure it got to deer in the first place

Can't imagine there's much of the Venn between Red Hats and Camo Hats that isn't overlapping in Pennsyltucky at least.


Yeah you'd be running about 99% there most likely, but apparently the science that be figures so far that we transferred it to them before we even knew it was a serious problem - even the sane people.  Just like we did domestic animals and zoo populations.  So for once probably not really the terminally stupids' fault - isn't that a red letter day?

/now the assholes going out and doing it now that we know better...
 
2021-11-13 7:58:46 AM  
Fake news!
Crisis cats!
 
2021-11-13 8:14:50 AM  
This was after they lost 5 zookeepers trying to put masks on the leopards
 
2021-11-13 8:25:16 AM  
Sure, imprison them their whole lives and then engage in tearful hand-wringing when they die of disease.
 
2021-11-13 8:31:46 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: darth sunshine: Just read an article that Covid is being detected in deer here in PA.  Just in time for hunting season.

That's how they figure it got to deer in the first place


Sewage.  I'm not being critical, that's where it is
 
2021-11-13 8:53:55 AM  
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2021-11-13 9:26:57 AM  
This is not the leopardseatingfaces we are interested it.
 
2021-11-13 9:35:22 AM  
We're not seeing any noteworthy number of domestic cat deaths due to COVID, although there must be hundreds of thousands of cats stuck in close quarters with their infected humans. I wonder what it is about the big cats that makes them more vulnerable. Or since most of the zoo animals who have caught it have recovered, was there something about these poor kittehs in particular that killed them both?
 
2021-11-13 9:37:23 AM  

gunsmack: darth sunshine: Just read an article that Covid is being detected in deer here in PA.  Just in time for hunting season.

Covid? meh. We now have Zombie Deer in my part of PA.


We've had that in CO and MN for decades.
 
2021-11-13 9:58:36 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: darth sunshine: Just read an article that Covid is being detected in deer here in PA.  Just in time for hunting season.

That's how they figure it got to deer in the first place


You don't come here for the hunting, do you?
 
2021-11-13 10:01:37 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: darth sunshine: Just read an article that Covid is being detected in deer here in PA.  Just in time for hunting season.

That's how they figure it got to deer in the first place


They are detecting it in deer in Iowa as well.  Just hit the news this week in the Iowa/Nebraska news.

Omaha's Henry Doorley Zoo also has a couple of tigers that they have detected COVID in and are pretty sick from what I understand.
 
2021-11-13 10:20:55 AM  

Dakai: Omaha's Henry Doorley Zoo also has a couple of tigers that they have detected COVID in and are pretty sick from what I understand.


Is this a new mutation, has anyone said? If the Big Cats are having worse outcomes now, I wonder.
 
2021-11-13 11:07:20 AM  
Nice job, Fauci.
 
2021-11-13 11:21:40 AM  

solokumba: Let's open everything up motherfarkers. Concerts, sports arenas, zoos, theme parks, schools...

But for some reason, I can't just walk into my county office to get my new tags or license for some odd reason without making an appointment.


I am slightly inconvenienced!  This is an outrage!
 
2021-11-13 11:24:07 AM  
 Not what we needed on Caturday.
 
2021-11-13 11:40:33 AM  

namegoeshere: We're not seeing any noteworthy number of domestic cat deaths due to COVID, although there must be hundreds of thousands of cats stuck in close quarters with their infected humans. I wonder what it is about the big cats that makes them more vulnerable. Or since most of the zoo animals who have caught it have recovered, was there something about these poor kittehs in particular that killed them both?


Interesting question, and not one I've seen any answers to.

Do dogs and cats even get COVID? And why or why not? I know cats cannot get human colds or flu; but there is a cat flu that's pretty deadly for the little furballs. What about other domestic beasts?
 
2021-11-13 11:47:46 AM  

Gyrfalcon: namegoeshere: We're not seeing any noteworthy number of domestic cat deaths due to COVID, although there must be hundreds of thousands of cats stuck in close quarters with their infected humans. I wonder what it is about the big cats that makes them more vulnerable. Or since most of the zoo animals who have caught it have recovered, was there something about these poor kittehs in particular that killed them both?

Interesting question, and not one I've seen any answers to.

Do dogs and cats even get COVID? And why or why not? I know cats cannot get human colds or flu; but there is a cat flu that's pretty deadly for the little furballs. What about other domestic beasts?


Can the pets or the deer incubate a more deadly form of COVID-19?
 
2021-11-13 12:16:13 PM  
(._.)
 
2021-11-13 12:20:42 PM  

gunsmack: darth sunshine: Just read an article that Covid is being detected in deer here in PA.  Just in time for hunting season.

Covid? meh. We now have Zombie Deer in my part of PA.


So, basically "Mad Deer Disease". Sad.
 
2021-11-13 12:23:36 PM  

Gyrfalcon: namegoeshere: We're not seeing any noteworthy number of domestic cat deaths due to COVID, although there must be hundreds of thousands of cats stuck in close quarters with their infected humans. I wonder what it is about the big cats that makes them more vulnerable. Or since most of the zoo animals who have caught it have recovered, was there something about these poor kittehs in particular that killed them both?

Interesting question, and not one I've seen any answers to.

Do dogs and cats even get COVID? And why or why not? I know cats cannot get human colds or flu; but there is a cat flu that's pretty deadly for the little furballs. What about other domestic beasts?


Yes.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/heart-inflammation-in-cats-and-dogs-sars-cov-2-possible-culprit
 
2021-11-13 12:44:45 PM  

casey17: Gyrfalcon: namegoeshere: We're not seeing any noteworthy number of domestic cat deaths due to COVID, although there must be hundreds of thousands of cats stuck in close quarters with their infected humans. I wonder what it is about the big cats that makes them more vulnerable. Or since most of the zoo animals who have caught it have recovered, was there something about these poor kittehs in particular that killed them both?

Interesting question, and not one I've seen any answers to.

Do dogs and cats even get COVID? And why or why not? I know cats cannot get human colds or flu; but there is a cat flu that's pretty deadly for the little furballs. What about other domestic beasts?

Yes.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/heart-inflammation-in-cats-and-dogs-sars-cov-2-possible-culprit


The tiny portion of me that still has faith in humanity hopes that people who won't vaccinate for themselves will do it to keep their pets safe. But the rest of me knows there's no chance of that.
 
2021-11-13 1:15:59 PM  
They thought the kitty diddler that gave it to them had been in a knife fight I guess
 
2021-11-13 2:14:32 PM  

casey17: Gyrfalcon: namegoeshere: We're not seeing any noteworthy number of domestic cat deaths due to COVID, although there must be hundreds of thousands of cats stuck in close quarters with their infected humans. I wonder what it is about the big cats that makes them more vulnerable. Or since most of the zoo animals who have caught it have recovered, was there something about these poor kittehs in particular that killed them both?

Interesting question, and not one I've seen any answers to.

Do dogs and cats even get COVID? And why or why not? I know cats cannot get human colds or flu; but there is a cat flu that's pretty deadly for the little furballs. What about other domestic beasts?

Yes.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/heart-inflammation-in-cats-and-dogs-sars-cov-2-possible-culprit


Interesting.
 
2021-11-13 2:18:58 PM  

iheartscotch: Kittehs probably high blood pressure and diabetes because of their all face diet.

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Chomk
 
2021-11-13 2:51:53 PM  
Damn those anti-vaxxer Snow Leopards!
 
2021-11-13 2:52:40 PM  

namegoeshere: casey17: Gyrfalcon: namegoeshere: We're not seeing any noteworthy number of domestic cat deaths due to COVID, although there must be hundreds of thousands of cats stuck in close quarters with their infected humans. I wonder what it is about the big cats that makes them more vulnerable. Or since most of the zoo animals who have caught it have recovered, was there something about these poor kittehs in particular that killed them both?

Interesting question, and not one I've seen any answers to.

Do dogs and cats even get COVID? And why or why not? I know cats cannot get human colds or flu; but there is a cat flu that's pretty deadly for the little furballs. What about other domestic beasts?

Yes.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/heart-inflammation-in-cats-and-dogs-sars-cov-2-possible-culprit

The tiny portion of me that still has faith in humanity hopes that people who won't vaccinate for themselves will do it to keep their pets safe. But the rest of me knows there's no chance of that.


I think anyone who wouldn't do it for their pets just think of them as work animals/expendable. Not as loved ones/family.
 
2021-11-13 3:01:21 PM  
MSNBC just reported that those leopards are Trump supporters so of course it's a non-story.
 
2021-11-13 4:07:03 PM  
My biggest fear is that Covid 19 will run amuck among animals and kill all our pets.

Then some smart ass will genetically up-grade apes to human levels of intelligence, and you know the rest of that story.
 
2021-11-13 6:22:25 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: darth sunshine: Just read an article that Covid is being detected in deer here in PA.  Just in time for hunting season.

That's how they figure it got to deer in the first place


Try vermin. Most hunters don't get near a deer unless it's dead or dying so the hunters are more likely to catch it from the deer. Unfortunate for the deer but so far evidence suggests it's pretty mild on them. Watch this space in the next ten years.
 
2021-11-13 7:43:00 PM  

namegoeshere: We're not seeing any noteworthy number of domestic cat deaths due to COVID, although there must be hundreds of thousands of cats stuck in close quarters with their infected humans. I wonder what it is about the big cats that makes them more vulnerable. Or since most of the zoo animals who have caught it have recovered, was there something about these poor kittehs in particular that killed them both?


Possibly not seeing (though it seems like domestic felines are more hardy against the virus than other species). I just got one of my cats back last night from a hospital stay due to some sort of viral lung infection that ripped through my household felines since Nov 8. He's had some other issues the last 2 weeks and is in LSA remission, so we decided to hospitalize as a precaution. But given how quickly it went through the others and into him, I started wondering if maybe I had brought home SARS2 asymptomatically and spread it to them. (Got tested and came back negative, so fortunately it's unlikely what the cats got.)

The ER and Int Med doctors said it could be a possibility. They said all regional (MN and surrounding states, for this comment) hospitals and clinics have seen a large uptick in "odd" respiratory cases for over a year now, but don't have an easily accessible way to test for household animals, and since there is no way to treat it in felines other than standard URTI/LRTI viral care, there hasn't been a push for testing, either.
 
2021-11-14 5:33:24 AM  
How did the cats get close enough to enough people to catch a virus?
 
2021-11-14 4:48:07 PM  
One of my favorite gifs of all time. Poor kitties.
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