A theme park in Shirahama Town, Wakayama Prefecture introduced that two aged lions that had been saved had been contaminated with the brand new coronavirus in January and died. It is the primary time that an animal saved in a home zoo has died after being contaminated with the brand new coronavirus.
According to the theme park “Adventure World” in Shirahama, Wakayama Prefecture, in early January this yr, each an aged 19-year-old male lion and a 21-year-old feminine lion had signs reminiscent of runny nostril, cough, and lack of urge for food. I used to be seen
The two animals later developed pneumonia, and the male died on January 9, and the feminine died three days later.
When the ability despatched two samples to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases for an antigen take a look at, it was discovered to be constructive for the brand new coronavirus.
At the identical time, two breeding employees had been additionally contaminated with the brand new corona, so the ability believes that the breeding employees contaminated the lion.
Eight different lions saved on the identical location additionally had signs reminiscent of coughing, however are actually recovering.
Animals apart from lions haven’t proven any signs, and the ability will proceed to function whereas totally managing the bodily situation of the animals and taking measures to forestall an infection.
According to the Japan Association of Zoos and Aquariums, that is the primary time that an animal saved in a zoo in Japan has died after being contaminated with the brand new coronavirus.