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Officials Scramble to Shield Zoo Animals From Coronavirus

One of the very vulnerable animals under special protection at the L.A. Zoo is Angela, a Western lowland gorilla born in January. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 07 April 2020 03:58 PM

Humans are not the only creatures threatened by COVID-19: Zoos coast-to-coast are taking special precautions to try to protect their animal charges from being infected.

Officials at New York's Bronx Zoo announced Sunday a Malayan tiger there had tested positive for the coronavirus. It marked the first known instance of an animal in the United States contracting the virus, which apparently originated in horseshoe bats in China.  

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Humans aren't the only creatures threatened by COVID-19: Zoos coast-to-coast are taking special precautions to try to protect their animal charges from being infected.
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