Coronavirus was transferred from animals to humans in Wuhan. And now, it fell back to an animal in New York’s zoo. The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has announced that a tigress in New York zoo in the Bronx District got COVID-19 infection. Check out this story here with Gurugamer.com.

New York Epicenter Has The First Tiger To Get COVID-19 In The World

She is a four-year-old tigress named Nadie in a Malaysian breed. She is living with her sister, Azul, two other Amur tigers, and three African leopards. The tiger is showing some infection symptoms of COVID-19 like coughing. Fortunately, the tiger will recover soon. But the Amur tiger living nearby her doesn’t show any infection symptoms. All the animals living around her have been tested negative to COVID-19.

Wcs Announced That A Tiger In New York Zoo Got Cov
WCS announced that a tiger in New York zoo got COVID-19

Experts thought that Nadie got the infection from animal care staff. This man may get infected before but didn’t show any clear symptoms. WCS carried out quarantine and virus disinfection among all staff as well as animals in four zoos of this organization. 

The AP News also reported that Nadie was the first animal to get infected with coronavirus in the US. She is also the first tiger to be tested positive to this deadly virus in the world. Previously, a study of the scientists from the Harbin Veterinary Research Institute showed that animals in the cat family are more vulnerable to the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2.

Cat Got Covid 19
Animals in the cat family are more vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2.

A representative of the Anti-crisis Steering Committee in Brussels, Belgium also said that there was a case of coronavirus transmission from the owner to his cat recorded in that country. Another case of coronavirus from human to cat was also recorded in Hong Kong.