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Animal Planet Delivers Bronx Zoo Tiger and COVID-19 Update in an Extended Episode of THE ZOO on Saturday, April 11 at 9pm (ET/PT)
On April 5, the Bronx Zoo and USDA announced that three veterinary labs confirmed that Nadia, a four-year-old Malayan tiger, tested positive for COVID-19. Nadia, who was first introduced to Animal Planet audiences as a cub on THE ZOO in 2017, had a cough and a mild loss of appetite and is expected to make a full recovery. In a special episode of THE ZOO on Saturday, Apr. 11 at 9PM ET/PT, audiences will get an update on Nadia and six other big cats showing similar symptoms at the zoo, by Bro...
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Update On the Bronx Zoo on Tiger Which Tested Positive for COVID-19:  Nadia’s Condition Improving - Along with the Condition of the Other Tigers and Lions Which Had Similar Symptoms
New York, April 10, 2020 – The following update was issued by the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo: We are pleased to report that since the USDA and Bronx Zoo made the announcement on Sunday that one of our female Malayan tigers tested positive for COVID-19, her condition continues to improve, along with the other three tigers and three African lions that exhibited similar symptoms. Nadia and the other cats are behaving normally, eating well, and their coughing is greatly re...
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A Tiger at Bronx Zoo Tests Positive for COVID-19;  The Tiger and the Zoo’s Other Cats Are Doing Well at This Time
Bronx NY, April 5, 2020 -- The following information was released today by the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo: Nadia, a 4-year-old female Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo, has tested positive for COVID-19. She, her sister Azul, two Amur tigers, and three African lions had developed a dry cough and all are expected to recover. This positive COVID-19 test for the tiger was confirmed by USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory, based in Ames, Iowa. We tested the cat out o...
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PREDICT Receives Extension for COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Response

PREDICT will provide emergency support to other countries for outbreak response including technical support for early detection of SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease COVID-19, through a six-month extension from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), effective April 1.

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Animal and human health doctors and conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), University of Oslo, and Global Wildlife Conservation will give a “One Health” briefing on COVID-19 that looks at the links between wildlife, livestock, and humans.

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Follow the New York Aquarium’s California Sea Lion Pup On Social Media

 

The New York Aquarium is temporarily closed as New York City deals with the COVID-19 crisis. During the closure, the animal care staff remains focused on the health and well-being of the animals – including the latest addition to the Sea Cliffs exhibit. Erie, a California sea lion pup (Zalophus californianus) born this fall, will be ready to greet visitors when the aquarium re-opens.

 


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WCS COVID-19 Update:  WCS Issues Policy on Reducing Risk of Future Zoonotic Pandemics

To prevent future major viral outbreaks such as the COVID-19 outbreak, impacting human health, well-being, economies, and security on a global scale, WCS recommends stopping all commercial trade in wildlife for human consumption (particularly of birds and mammals) and closing all such markets.

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Two Little Blue Penguin Chicks Hatched at Bronx Zoo: Follow Their Development Online
Press Photos: http://bit.ly/39BkQyv Photo credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS Media b-Roll of Hatchling Chicks: https://bit.ly/3dtQjox Credit: © WCS Animal Planet Promo Video: https://bit.ly/2UEHjV8 THE ZOO Season 4Bronx, NY – March 26, 2020 – The development of two little blue penguin chicks (Eudyptula minor) hatched at the Bronx Zoo in February can be tracked on Instagram and Facebook while the zoo is temporarily closed to the public due to the COVID-19 outbreak. With these...
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WCS COVID-19: Domestic Dogs and Cats – Pets
COVID-19 is spreading globally through human-to-human transmission.  
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