But at a time of intense national interest about inoculations, it may be worth noting that on Wednesday, according to the zoo, the cub received his first dose of vaccine.
A zoo veterinarian gave a shot of canine distemper vaccine, the zoo said. It could not be said that the cub accepted it with passivity and stoicism.
“The cub jumped at the initial prick of the needle,” the zoo reported. But, the zoo said, it did not appear to produce lasting after effects, and he “settled down quickly.”