Tiger at NYC’s Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus

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By JENNIFER PELTZ
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — A tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City has tested positive for the new coronavirus.

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It’s believed to be the first infection in an animal in the U.S. and the first known in a tiger anywhere.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Sunday that the 4-year-old Malayan tiger, and six other tigers and lions that have also fallen ill, are believed to have been infected by a zoo employee.

The zoo says all the animals are expected to recover. Zoo officials say the test was different from the one used for people and was carried out by a veterinary school laboratory.

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