A female tiger has tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19 after developing a dry cough

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A female tiger has tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19 after developing a dry cough

A tiger at Bronx Zoo in New York City has tested positive for Covid-19, the Wildlife Conservation Society said in a statement today.

Six other tigers and lions at the zoo are also showing symptoms, but have not yet been tested for the infectious disease.

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Nadia, a four-year-old female Malayan tiger, was tested out of an ‘abundance of caution’. She had developed a dry cough and a decrease in appetite.

Her sister Azul, two Amur tigers and three African lions are also suffering symptoms, but all of the cats, including Nadia, are expected to recover.

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The Wildlife Conservation Society, the parent company of the Bronx Zoo, said in a statement that “appropriate preventive measures are now in place for all staff who are caring for them”. Read Here

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