SO SAD ! Tiger In The Zoo Tests Positive for the Coronavirus [VIDEO]
April. 06, 2020
A tiger at New York Zoo has tested positive for the coronavirus, citing CNBC.
The 4-year-old female Malaysian tiger, Nadia, had developed a dry cough and was tested “out of an abundance of caution,” the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo said in a statement.
The diagnosis was confirmed by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA)National Veterinary Services Laboratories. It is the first confirmed coronavirus case in a tiger, according to the USDA.
Several tigers and lions at the zoo showed symptoms of a respiratory ilness, the USDA said.
The tiger who tested positive is believed to have become infected by a zoo employee. The tiger first began to show symptoms on March 27, the USDA said.
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