A tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City has tested positive for COVID-19 after apparent exposure to an infected worker.
The four-year-old female Malayan tiger named Nadia was tested out of an abundance of caution after developing a dry cough and a decrease in appetite.
Six other cats at the zoo, including Nadia’s sister Azul, two Amur tigers and three African lions, were also suffering possible coronavirus symptoms.
The cats were infected by a person caring for them who had COVID-19 but was asymptomatic or had not yet developed symptoms. All of the cats are expected to recover.