It has been reported that the Covid-19 test of eight Asian lions in a zoo in Hyderabad, India, which has had a lot of difficulty in the fight against corona virus and broke case records recently. Hyderabad Cellular and Molecular Biology Center, which made a statement about the lions catching the corona virus, said, “Samples for genome sequencing are being investigated in detail. As a result of the research, we will find out whether the virus comes from humans.”
In India, which has recently struggled with the corona virus, the number of cases reached a record level last week, exceeding 400 thousand.
In the country where Covid-19 blew like a harsh hurricane, eight Asian lions in a zoo in the city of Hyderabad tested positive for Covid-19.
While lions are reported to be the first cases detected in animals in the country, the Scientific and Industrial Research Council, India’s largest research and development organization, shared the statement of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), one of the life sciences institutions in Hyderabad.
In the statement, “We will conduct a detailed investigation of samples for genome sequencing to find out whether the virus came from humans or not,” expressions were used.
It was reported that veterinarians at Nehru Zoological Park noticed that lions showed Covid-like symptoms in the last week of April.
Eight of the 12 lions in the zoo were reported to cough frequently, along with symptoms such as a runny nose and loss of appetite, while their condition is now good.
On Saturday, the state’s Wildlife Manager announced that the park would be closed to visitors from May 2nd until further notice.
Wildlife biologist and conservation scientist Ravi Chellam said, “Last year, tigers and lions were reported to be infected with corona virus in New York, and laboratory studies have shown that cats can catch the virus,” said.
“Tigers, lions and other cat species differ at the species level, but it is very likely that all of them are very likely to be susceptible to the corona virus,” Chellam said.