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First US case of COVID-19 in animals confirmed at Bronx Zoo

As confirmed cases and the associated death toll continue to rise, the coronavirus pandemic is also spreading among animals.

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According to a statement by the Wildlife Conservation Society, a tiger at the Bronx Zoo in hard-hit New York City was diagnosed with COVID-19.

In addition to 4-year-old Nadia, “her sister Azul, two Amur tigers, and three African lions had developed a dry cough and all are expected to recover.”

As the WCS, which operates the zoo, explained, the animals “were infected by a person caring for them who was asymptomatically infected with the virus or before that person developed symptoms.”

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