8 lions tested positive for Coronavirus in Hyderabad zoo

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In stunning news, Hyderabad zoo has announced Coronavirus in eight lions. This is the first of its sort case in Quite a while, wherein upwards of eight Asiatic lions at the Nehru Zoological Park (NZP) in Hyderabad have tried positive for the lethal infection. On April 29, TOI detailed that the Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) educated NZP authorities that RT-PCR tests have come positive for these lions. Dr. Siddhanand Kukrety, who is the caretaker and head of NZP, has neither affirmed nor denied the news. Rather he said, "The facts confirm that the lions showed Covid manifestations yet I'm yet to get the RT-PCR reports from the CCMB, and henceforth it won't be legitimate to remark. The lions are progressing nicely". 

A year ago, lions at the Bronx Zoo in New York were discovered COVID-19 positive. Dr. Shirish Upadhye, Director of the city's Wildlife Research and Training Center (WRTC) said that after Bronx Zoo, there haven't been any such cases anyplace in wild creatures. However, the infection was found in canines and felines in Hong Kong. According to the zoo sources, untamed life laborers in the recreation center saw manifestations in four male and four female lions. The side effects were loss of craving, nasal release and hacking. The untamed life veterinarians got stressed so the administration requested that they gather tests. Oropharyngeal swab tests of these lions were gathered by the vets and were sent for assessment at CCMB in Hyderabad. Among the 12 lions (matured around 10 years), eight tried positive. Before long, the recreation center was closed as it is arranged in a populated territory.


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