Bronx Zoo tiger tests positive for COVID-19

Coronavirus Watch

(WEHT)- Zookeepers at the Bronx Zoo say a four-year-old tiger named Nadia is the first tiger to test positive for COVID-19.

The zoo has been closed since mid-March but officials say they believe a human caretaker was asymptomatically carrying the virus and passed it on to several big cats, including Nadia.

Health officials suggest people who test positive for the virus should stay away from their pets, as they would with people.

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(This story was originally published on April 5, 2020)

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