Eleven lions at Denver Zoo test positive for Covid after keepers saw them coughing

Outbreak comes weeks after two lions tested positive for virus

10/27/2021 8:10:00 AM

Eleven lions at Denver Zoo test positive for Covid after keepers saw them coughing

Outbreak comes weeks after two lions tested positive for virus

Colorado State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Fort Collins conducted swab tests of the lions.The results were also confirmed positive by the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories.“Animal care and veterinarians describe their symptoms as relatively mild at this point, and are closely monitoring and treating the lions individually as needed,” zoo officials said in a statement.

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Officials say it is not clear how the animals contracted the virus.“It could be somebody that was asymptomatic, and we just never knew. It’s a bit of a mystery how they contracted it,” said Mr Aucone.It comes just two weeks after a pair of tigers at the zoo tested positive for Covid-19.

The two 11-year-old Amur tigers, Yuri and Nikita, were the first animals at the zoo to be diagnosed with the virus. Read more: The Independent »

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