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