OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Roughly 200 people were possibly exposed to a rabid bat while staying overnight at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, the zoo said.
The zoo and Nebraska health officials recommended that roughly 186 campers who stayed overnight at the aquarium in recent weeks, as well as some staffers, get rabies shots.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A longtime animal doctor from Hettinger has been named North Dakota's new state veterinarian and animal health division director, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring announced Wednesday.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A 16-year-old Amur tiger has been euthanized at a Michigan zoo after suffering from an age-related spinal disease.
Staff at Lansing’s Potter Park Zoo noticed the tiger, named Sivaki, was reluctant to move and determined the disease was causing him discomfort, the Lansing State Journal reported Thursday.
NEOLA, Iowa (AP) — Environmental officials are considering what actions to take against a southwestern Iowa feedlot after finding animal parts from slaughtered cattle strewn across two open fields.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A giraffe has died at the Los Angeles Zoo after undergoing a procedure to deliver her stillborn calf, the zoo announced Tuesday.
Hasina, a 12-year-old Masai giraffe, died unexpectedly Monday night after a team of 30 zoo staffers had removed the full-term stillborn calf in a five-hour procedure that morning, the zoo said.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A case of suspected mad cow disease has been found in Romanian beef, officials said Wednesday.
Romania's animal health and safety authority said a preliminary test on May 1 indicated that a cow slaughtered at an authorized abattoir was infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE.