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lion dies of Covid-19

Days after the death of Neela, a 9-year-old lioness in the southern Indian city of Chennai due to Covid-19, a second lion from the same zoo has also succumbed to the infection. Patbanathan, the 12-year-old feline, who was being treated for Covid-19 since 3 June, passed away at about 10.15am Indian time on Wednesday, according to a statement from the zoo. While the exact source of infection is unknown, zoo authorities noted on Neela’s passing that the chain of infections began on 26 May when five lions in the zoo’s safari area began exhibiting Covid-19 symptoms. Covid-19 also affect animals as well ?

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