Philly Zoo begins vaccinating animals for COVID-19
Sugi, a 25- year-old Sumatran orangutan at the Philadelphia Zoo, will be getting a COVID-19 vaccine. - Steven M. Falk/TNS

PHILADELPHIA — A female ring-tailed lemur named Charlie this week became the first animal to receive a special COVID-19 vaccination at the Philadelphia Zoo. Charlie was part of a group of 10 animals, including four other ring-tailed lemurs, four western lowland gorillas, and a Sumatran orangutan, to get their shots. In the coming weeks, 113 animals at the zoo will each receive the two-dose vaccine from a shipment of 240 doses provided by Zoetis, a former subsidiary of Pfizer headquartered in New Jersey that develops drugs for animals. Nationally, there have been documented cases of zoo animals...