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Malayan Tiger In New York Tests Positive For Covid-19

Malayan Tiger In New York Tests Positive For Covid-19

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Here’s why social distancing is important: a Malayan tiger named Nadia has become the first known case of a tiger testing positive for Covid-19.

She lives at the Bronx Zoo in New York, where she was infected by an asymptomatic zoo employee while being cared for.

Nadia, her sister Azul, two Amur tigers, and three African lions had developed a dry cough but are all expected to make a full recovery.

However, only Nadia was tested because she was the sickest and had started to lose her appetite. She underwent anaesthesia, X-rays, an ultrasound, and blood tests to pinpoint her illness.

According to the Wildlife Conservation Society which manages the zoo, the big cats are doing well under veterinary care and are bright, alert, and interactive with their keepers despite a decrease in appetite.

None of the other big cats at the zoo are showing signs of illness.

However, it’s uncertain how the disease will develop in big cats, since different species can react different to the novel coronavirus.

The message is clear: even if you’re quarantined at home with just your pets, wash your hands.

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