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.
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.
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