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Two Tigers at Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

Two Amur tigers at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. When the 11-year-old female Tiger began to cough, the Veterinary staff knew from colleague’s descriptions and videos of infected Tigers that COVID-19 was likely; and they requested samples from many of the Zoo’s large cats. Thanks to routine training performed by the Animal Care staff, several of the cats allowed nasal ... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Nov 12, 2021