DENVER (CBS4)– A wild bat, not part of the Denver Zoo’s collection, has tested positive for rabies.
The bat was found at the zoo’s primate exhibit on Saturday. A zoo staff member safely captured the oddly-behaving bat and took it to the zoo’s veterinary hospital. The sick bat was humanely euthanized and sent to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for rabies testing.
While some zoo visitors were in the same area as the bat, there were no reports of anyone making contact with it. To be safe, the zoo and the department are looking for visitors who were in close proximity to the bat.
“People who were at the zoo Aug. 2 should know about the rabid bat,” said state public health veterinarian Dr. Jennifer House. “Anyone who may have handled or touched a bat at the zoo, or learns their child had contact with a…
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