Tiger at Bronx Zoo believed to be first animal in U.S., first tiger globally, to test positive for COVID-19

Published: Apr. 5, 2020 at 5:08 PM EDT
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A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the

, becoming what is believed to be the first animal in the U.S., and first tiger globally, with COVID-19, according to Natasha Daly of National Geographic and the Associated Press.

According to Daly's

and the Associated Press, six other animals that include lions and tigers at the Bronx Zoo are showing symptoms.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Sunday 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.

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