Bronx Zoo ‘Nadia’ Becomes the First Animal Victim of COVID-19

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that a Tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City has tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, along with six other big cats exhibiting symptoms consistent with the illness.
  • After developing a dry cough in late March, the four-year-old Malayan tiger, Nadia, was tested for the virus. Nadia’s sister, two Siberian tigers, and three African lions have also had coughs and a loss of appetite, though they have not been tested.
  • The animal has likely...

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