Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-09-17 18:06:28 –
The Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, DC has announced that six African lions, the Sumatran tiger, and two Amur tigers have tested presumptive positives for the virus that causes COVID-19.
According to the zoo, animal symptoms included loss of appetite, coughing, sneezing, and lethargy.
The zoo does not yet know how the animals were infected with the virus.
“Although the infection may have been transmitted by an asymptomatic carrier, it is standard practice for all animal care and essential staff to mask indoors in all public and non-public areas,” the zoo said. Said in a statement.
Animals are treated with a variety of medications, including antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, and anti-nausea drugs.
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