Tiger’s Coronavirus Diagnosis Raises Questions about Animal-Human Interaction

Could Household Pets Be At Risk?

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A four-year-old Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo was the first animal to test positive for COVID-19.

GRIFFIN BIRMINGHAM, Reporter

Bronx Zoo tiger, Nadia, recently tested positive for COVID-19 amidst much speculation that animals might be carriers of the virus but were probably not going to get sick with it. Nadia’s diagnosis has changed scientists’ and medical experts’ minds about how animals might be affected by this pandemic and whether pets could post a danger to their owners.