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SNAPSHOT: Quick, Vaccinate That Sloth!

The U.S. vaccine drive has expanded to include a two-toed sloth and other animals at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago.


The Chicago Zoological Society on Tuesday sent out a press release — with photos — announcing that veterinarians have started administering an animal-specific COVID-19 vaccine to wildlife at the zoo.

According to the zoological society, the vaccination effort is intended to prevent SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, from passing between animals and humans.

The Chicago Tribune and others seized on the story as another opportunity to pressure vaccine hesitant humans to get the shot amid a surge in the delta variant.

  • Doug George, the newspaper’s art and entertainment reporter, urged readers to “take a lesson from Sandy [a bearcat at the zoo] and not put it off any longer.”

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