Tag: the Missouri Department of Agriculture

RELEASE: Elephant tests positive for Tuberculosis at St. Louis Zoo

Ellie, a 46-year-old Asian elephant at the Saint Louis Zoo, has tested positive for tuberculosis (TB). Zoo veterinarians and the elephant care team are preparing to start her on an appropriate treatment regimen. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Missouri Department of Agriculture and local agencies have been informed about Ellie’s test results, and the Zoo is following appropriate management and treatment plans while keeping these agencies informed. Ellie does not pose an exposure risk […]