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Rabid Bat Found at Denver Zoo

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Updated: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 07:30:35 MST

DENVER, Colo. - A bat with rabies was found at the Denver Zoo, and one visitor says he had a bat stuck to his wheelchair.

Denver Zoo officials said this was not part of the animal exhibits, but was a bat native to Colorado.

Alex Akins and his family spent last Saturday at the Denver Zoo and had a close encounter with the bat.

The bat is one of 35 in Colorado with confirmed cases of rabies. So far 24 humans have been exposed.

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