Tiger tests positive

Written by on 06/04/2020

Alex Chapman

7NEWS

Monday, 6 April 2020 7:48 am

A Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for coronavirus. File Image.
A Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for coronavirus. File Image. Credit: Getty Images

A tiger has tested positive for coronavirus at the Bronx Zoo in New York.

The animal is one of seven animals presenting symptoms of the virus at the zoo.

The zoo announced the four-year-old Malayan tiger tested positive on Sunday.

The COVID-19 positive tiger, Nadia, was exposed by a worker not showing any symptoms, the zoo said.

Nadia, three other tigers, and three African lions have developed a dry cough, but are all expected to recover.

“Though they have experienced some decrease in appetite, the cats at the Bronx Zoo are otherwise doing well under veterinary care and are bright, alert, and interactive with their keepers,” the zoo’s release said.

It says “appropriate preventative measures” have been put in place to care for the cats and minimise further exposure.

New York’s zoos and aquariums have been closed since March 16.

There have been almost 70,000 cases of coronavirus in New York City, along with 2,256 deaths.


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