Lion at Etawah Safari Park tests positive for Covid-19

Lions in Safari news

A lion at the Etawah Safari Park has tried positive for Covid-19 and another was suspected to have gotten the contamination, three days after eight Asiatic lions in Hyderabad were found tainted with the infection.

"Sixteen samples of 14 Asiatic lions at the Etawah Safari Park had been sent to the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) for RT-PCR tests for Covid-19. On Thursday, one lion tested positive for the virus, while another was considered as a suspected case. The remaining 12 lions have tested negative”IVRI Joint Director Dr KP Singh said.

He said the example of a lion was likewise gotten from the Delhi zoo and its report came out negative on Friday. 

He said the report of the examples of the lions is being shipped off the public authority other than the safari park the executives. The chain of transmission of the infection might have occurred through any asymptomatic human transporter, most likely overseers, working at the recreation center, Dr Singh said. He said the safari park specialists have been encouraged to move the tainted creatures in detachment.

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