May 24, 2012 11:18 PM by Stefanie Boe

Health warning: rabid wild bat found at Pueblo Zoo

The Pueblo Health Department says a wild bat found at the Pueblo Zoo had rabies. It was found Wednesday morning in front of Vulture Stork Pen in the southeast corner of the zoo.

If you were there, and came in contact with the bat you should call the Public Health Department immediately.

"Parents who had children in the zoo the morning of Wednesday, May 23, should ask their children if they had any contact with a bat. Anyone who may have handled or touched the bat, or learns their child had contact with the bat, should immediately contact the Health Department to determine whether they should receive preventive therapy for rabies," stated Vicki Carlton program manager at the Pueblo City-County Health Department.

During business hours call 719-583-4331 and after hours call 9-1-1.

It's not known yet if anyone had contact with the bat.


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