WASHINGTON

A tiger at New York City’s Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the novel coronavirus in what is believed to be the first known infection of an animal in the U.S.

In a statement Sunday, the Wildlife Conservation Society said Nadia, a four-year-old female Malayan tiger, has tested positive for COVID-19.

“She, her sister Azul, two Amur tigers, and three African lions had developed a dry cough and all are expected to recover,” it said.

“Our cats were infected by a person caring for them who was asymptomatically infected with the virus or before that person developed symptoms,” said

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