Rabid dead bat found at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Mar 28, 2015 12:29 PM by News Staff

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) - A dead bat found at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park has tested positive for rabies.

The county's Health and Human Services Agency said in a statement Friday that the bat - which was not one of the zoo's animals - was found on a public walkway between the Gorilla Forest and African Woods.

The statement says trained zoo staff removed the bat Wednesday and delivered it to the county Thursday.

The county says there are no reports of any contact with the bat from humans or animals, but says anyone who was there on Wednesday and touched the bat should come forward to be tested.

Health officials say there is no danger to anyone who did not have direct contact with the bat.

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