COVID: Tiger At Bronx Zoo Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Image by the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo.

NEW YORK – A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for COVID-19.

Researchers think she caught it from a human zookeeper, and they say, people infected with Coronavirus should stay away from their pets while in isolation.

The zoo’s been closed since mid-March, but keepers have been tending to the animals.

It turns out one of the caretakers was ‘shedding’ the virus. Several tigers and lions have now started showing signs of a respiratory illness.

So, a vet tested a four-year-old tiger named Nadia for the virus. It turns out the big cat is infected, and the others probably are too.

It’s an indication humans can give COVID-19 to animals. So, health officials suggest people who test positive for Coronavirus should stay away from their pets, just like they would people.


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