Nadia has tested positive for Coronavirus in a United States. The Malayan tiger, named Nadia, said to be at the Bronx Zoo in New York might have contracted the virus from a zookeeper yet to develop symptoms of Coronavirus.
When contacted, one of the Zoo officials, Paul Calle, said the strange happening is first of its kind. “It’s the first time, to our knowledge, that a (wild) animal has gotten sick from COVID-19 from a person. It’s the only thing that makes sense. The zoo has been closed to visitors since March 16.”
Unfortunately, the tiger is not the only one that seems to be facing this unfortunate illness, with reports that six other big cats are exhibiting symptoms consistent with the illness.
According to Calle, the tiger got a Coronavirus positive test result on the 2nd day of April after battling with dry cough.
Though they are yet to be tested, two other tigers and three lions in the same zoo are also battling with the same symptoms the tiger is battling with.