The low air quality continues to affect several states, including Ohio, in several ways.
Zoos in Wisconsin and Michigan have moved some of their animals inside over concerns the air pollution could have. The team at the Columbus Zoo is watching the conditions and animals closely too.
“We don’t have the same parameters to measure in animals but assume it has the same effect on animals as it does on people,” said Dr. Randy Junge, Vice President of Animal Health at the Columbus Zoo. “When air quality changes we monitor if animals are having respiratory difficulty or shortness of breath or exercise intolerance — the same signs you would have if you had difficulty breathing.”