Tiger at Bronx Zoo Tests Positive for Coronavirus

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Researchers believe 4-year-old Malayan tiger Nadia caught it from a human zookeeper.

The zoo has been closed since mid-March but keepers have still been tending to the animals.

One of the caretakers had the virus but was asymptomatic according to officials.

Nadia was tested after she and five other tigers and lions developed symptoms.

She is expected to make a full recovery.

No other animals at the zoo are showing signs of the virus.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is asking people who test positive to avoid contact with animals, including their pets, until more is know about the disease.

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