Four lions at a zoo in Barcelona have tested positive for coronavirus.
Three females – Zala, Nima and Run Run – and a male named Kiumbe were all tested after displaying mild symptoms. Two members of staff also tested positive for the virus last month, although it is not clear how the lions were infected.
The lions were given veterinary care for their mild clinical condition – similar to a very mild flu condition – through anti-inflammatory treatment and close monitoring, and the animals responded well,” the zoo said in a statement, according to Reuters.
This is only the second documented case of big cats contracting the virus, after four tigers and three lions at Bronx Zoo in the US tested positive in April. ENDS