Louisville Zoo quickly closing areas to guard birds from avian flu

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The Louisville Zoo introduced Wednesday it’s quickly closing some areas to guard its birds from avian flu, which has lately been detected in a number of states.

According to the announcement, the fowl flu was lately discovered west of Jefferson County in Kentucky, the place Louisville is positioned, main the zoo to shut areas corresponding to the Forest Bird Trail and the African penguin displays within the Islands Pavilion, Steller’s Sea Eagle Aviary in Glacier Run and Lorikeet Landing in Australia.

The zoo stated no birds are displaying any scientific indicators of the illness and no human circumstances of the virus have been detected within the U.S., including that “the Zoo is a protected place to go to.”

“As all the time, our highest precedence is animal security and welfare,” Dan Maloney, government director of the zoo, stated in an announcement.

“By quickly closing public entry to the aviaries, and shifting some birds to indoor areas, we are going to assist make sure the birds’ well being for so long as the state of affairs requires. These measures are supposed to expressly shield the Zoo birds. Zoo visitors are usually not in danger. Your Zoo continues to be one in every of the most secure locations to go to anyplace,” Maloney added.