Two weeks after the first world-known big feline, a tiger called Nadia who lives in New York’s Bronx Zoo developed COVID-19, the epidemic proceeded to spread among the other animals.
The zoo representatives officially declared that seven tigers and lions got the virus. One of the tigers is actually asymptomatic: he didn’t get a cough.
The samples were obtained through a painless procedure that didn’t need anesthesia. All animals are acting normally.
Earlier that day it had been announced that two domestic New York State cats were found positive for COVID-19, getting respiratory problems but expected to fully recover.
Governor Greg Abbott released a statement expressing his condolences to the victim’s families and thanking SMPD.