Coronavirus positive eight lions at a zoo in India

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Eight lions were found positive for the coronavirus at a zoo in India.

This is the first known case of coronavirus infection in large cats in the country.

Officials at the Nehru Zoo decided to test the lions when some guards noticed that the animals showed mild symptoms, such as loss of appetite and cough.

Four male and four female lions out of a total of 12 found in the park tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Times of India.

As India records a record number of infections in recent days and the country’s hospitals are suffocating, cases of animals at zoos and national parks are extremely rare.

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