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Lioness tests Covid-19 positive in a zoo in Sri Lanka

Days after a lion was tested positive for Covid-19 in Dehiwala Zoo in Colombo in Sri Lanka. A lioness kept in the same facility has also been infected with the coronavirus as said by the State Veterinary Surgeons’ Association of Sri Lanka.

Secretary of the State Veterinary Surgeons’ Association, Nuwan Hewagamage, said on Thursday that the 12-year-old lioness ‘Sheena’ had tested positive for the virus following medical tests performed on her after the male lion called ‘Thor’ was infected last week.

The 11-year-old ‘Thor’, which was gifted by a zoo in Seoul in 2013, has become the first known case of an animal contracting Covid-19 in the island nation.

The lion however has recovered after medical treatment, according to the health experts.

Thor’s keepers were requested to be quarantined for 2 weeks.

According to authorities, all staff members of the Dehiwala Zoological Garden were subject to a Covid-19 test on 18th June.

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