Coronavirus in animals: Asiatic lions remain isolated in Chennai zoo; Are wild cats more vulnerable to infection

The coronavirus’ defining feature is its spike proteins, using which it begins the process of binding itself with the host cell. (Representational image) Coronavirus and lions: Chennai’s Vandalur Zoo saw 9-year-old lioness Neela dying of an infection, suspected to be caused by coronavirus, last week, and soon after, the infected Asiatic lions at the zoo … Read more

Lions tests Covid-19 positive at Chennai zoo; one lioness dies

The zoological park has around 15 lions where eight are female and seven are male. Test results of four are currently awaited. The impact of Covid-19 pandemic has been such that even animals are affected with the infection. Recently, lions at a zoo in Chennai, Tamil Nadu have tested positive for Covid-19 and one nine … Read more