Indonesia / Two tigers at the zoo were infected with the coronavirus
Two tigers living at a Jakarta Zoo in Indonesia have been infected with the coronavirus, reports the Reuters news agency.
Authorities in Indonesia are conducting research to see how the two tigers may have been infected and to see if other animals will show symptoms of the disease.
The two tigers are Tino 9 years old and Harry 12 and after a few days they had flu signs like lack of appetite, difficulty breathing and other symptoms, after examination they tested positive for COVID-19. According to the veterinarians of the Zoo after the identification of the virus and the special treatment, the two tigers seem to be better and their condition is stable.
This is the second time something like this has happened, as in the spring some bears at a US Zoo tested positive for coronavirus. Since the beginning of the pandemic it has been identified that mammals can be carriers and victims of the coronavirus, which is why in some countries (especially Russia) vaccines have been developed and used for pets such as cats.