Four more tigers and three lions were confirmed as having tested positive for COVID-19 at the Bronx Zoo in New York on Thursday, in addition to a tiger that tested for the virus just weeks ago.
Footage shows the Bronx Zoo temporarily closed as US struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We can confirm that three other tigers and three African lions that exhibited a cough have also tested positive for COVID-19. The faecal tests also determined that one tiger at Tiger Mountain that never developed a cough was also positive for the disease,” the Wildlife Conservation Society announced.
On April 6, a four-year-old Malayan tiger named Nadia has tested positive for coronavirus at the zoo.