Washington Zoo Corona Outbreak: 9 Lions and Tigers Infected

At the Washington zoo, at least nine big cats tested positive for the coronavirus. How the virus was transmitted to the animals, the park does not know. Employees wear a mask when they enter the stay. The park faces a big riddle.

The contamination was noticed because the animals were coughing and had a runny nose. Also reduced their appetite. Its six African lions, a Sumatran tiger and two Amur Tigers. The next few days will show if more animals have become infected.

,, The lions and tigers receive anti-inflammatory drugs and nausea medications to counteract the decreased appetite,โ€ explains the zoo on the website. The lions and tigers also receive antibiotics.

The zoo says the animals cannot pass on the virus to visitors.