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Tiger tests positive for COVID-19 at Bronx Zoo

Evidence that humans can transmit virus to animals
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Posted at 9:10 PM, Apr 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-05 21:10:41-04

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for COVID-19.

Researchers think she caught it from a human zookeeper, and they say people infected should stay away from their pets while in isolation.

The zoo has been closed since mid-March, but zoo keepers have been tending to the animals.

It turns out one of the caretakers had the virus.

Several tigers and lions are now showing signs of a respiratory illness.

It's an indication that humans can give COVID-19 to animals.