A four-year-old female Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the coronavirus.
A tiger at the Bronx Zoo get a positive result after the test for the new coronavirus, in what is accepted to be the principal known disease in a creature in the US or a tiger anyplace, government authorities and the zoo said Sunday.
The 4-year-old Malayan tiger named Nadia, and six different tigers and lions that have likewise become sick, are accepted to have been contaminated by a zoo worker who wasn’t yet demonstrating side effects, the zoo said. The principal creature began indicating manifestations March 27, and all are progressing admirably and expected to recoup, said the zoo, which has been shut to people in general since March 16 in the midst of the flooding coronavirus episode in New York.
Every one of the four zoos run by the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York City, including the Bronx Zoo, has been closed for the people in general since 16 March. New estimates will presently be set up to ensure the zoo animals and their guardians at all the offices.
There is “no proof that any individual has been tainted with Covid-19 in the US by animals, including by pet dogs and felines,” the zoo proclamation noted. Preservation specialists have cautioned that the infection could represent a danger to some natural life like the primates – and have said measures are expected to diminish the danger of wild gorillas, chimps and orangutans.