Coronavirus pandemic is now not only limited to humans it has also started affecting the wildlife,a tiger at New York’s Bronx Zoo has tested positive for Covid-19 and is believed to have contracted the virus from a caretaker who was asymptomatic at the time.The four-year-old Malayan tiger named Nadia along with her sister Azul, two Amur tigers and three African lions all developed dry coughs and are expected to fully recover, the Wildlife Conservation Society that runs the city’s zoos. The wildlife plays a very important role in our ecosystem.The corona virus has started affecting the animals and if this count increases it will be a big threat to our environment because animals can’t express there health issues and can’t be pertained at the starting stage of this deadly virus.
Nadia, the tiger who tested positive for the novel corona virus in New York, and six other big cats who developed a dry cough at the Bronx Zoo appeared to be on the mend on Monday after doses of medication and tenderness.
The virus that causes COVID-19 is believed to have spread from animals to humans, and a handful of animals have tested positive in Hong Kong.
But officials believe this is a unique case because Nadia became sick after exposure to an asymptomatic zoo employee. The zoo manager told the media that the zoo did not know which employee infected the tiger.The whole zoo administration is indulged in finding out the transmitter of this deadly virus, because if the didn’t find the transmitter than there will be a risk that more animals in the zoo get affected of this virus.
The zoo manager told reporters on Sunday that Nadia was the first known case of a human infecting an animal and making it sick with COVID-19.