Bronx Zoo Tiger Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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A 4-year-old Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the COVID-19 bug after developing a dry cough, the Wildlife Conservation Society said in a statement Sunday.

“Nadia, a 4-year-old female Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo, has tested positive for COVID-19. She, her sister Azul, two Amur tigers, and three African lions had developed a dry cough and all are expected to recover,” the statement read.

The diagnosis was confirmed by USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Iowa “out of an abundance of caution,” the society said.

“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 statement said. “It is not known how this disease will develop in big cats since different species can react differently to novel infections, but we will continue to monitor them closely and anticipate full recoveries.”

Read more at NY POST.

{Matzav.com}

15 COMMENTS

  1. so i guess the bronx zoo will be closed on chol hamoed.
    we’ll have to find other ways to do ‘chayav adam lir’os es atzmo…’

  2. Trump’s supporters tests positive for coronavirus. Now we know that zoo tigers are not Deep State criminals.

  3. How about a comment like, why in the world are they letting a tiger get tested, and not people who are dying?
    Absolutle achzarius.

    Slightly similar to the nazis caring more about animals than people.
    Its not like they could do anything for the tiger! What are they going to do, put it on a ventilator??

    • Remember you can’t daven in a minyan, or are you violating the directives of the Health Department? That would explain how the poor chaya got sick.

  4. Well the implications are that if an animal has it it will be harder for us to control outbreaks in humans…not too good. But if it started in bats anyways then….

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