County confirms animals at the Seneca Park Zoo have gotten COVID-19 vaccine

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — It’s not just people getting the COVID-19 vaccine, zoo animals are too.

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello announced Friday the giraffes, lions, the tiger, snow leopards and otters have been fully vaccinated at Seneca Park Zoo.

Other animals, including the lynx and the baboons, will get the shot soon.

Bello said they followed the science in deciding to vaccinate the zoo’s at-risk animals and there have been no harmful side effects.