Tiger At New York’s Zoo Tests Positive For CoronaVirus

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A tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City tested positive for respiratory failure triggered by a covid19, in the first recorded instance of human tainting a creature and making it suffer, as per the zoo’s staff.

Nadia, the 4 year old Malayan tiger that tested positive, was screened for the COVID-19 infection in the wake of building up a dry cough alongside three other tigers and three lions. The Wildlife Protection Society that manages the zoo, said in a statement. According to them, these animals will recover soon.

The Covid-19 is not found in animals but yet a very few number of animals have been confirmed positive in Hong Kong. Authorities assume that this is a rare situation as Nadia fell sick after being introduced to an asymptomatic zoo staff, Paul Calle, Chief Veterinary Officer at Bronx Zoo.