Monday, April 06, 2020



Chic Silber said...

A Bronx Zoo tiger tested positive with the coronavirus

Nadia a 4 year old Malayan tiger is believed to have

contracted the virus from a person who had cared for her

Six other big cats at the zoo are also showing symptoms

Chic Silber said...

Although I'm not a big fan of Sumatran

(or Malayan) lesser tiger species they

are still of the highest order of cats

Bengal Siberian (Amur) blends are the

"Big Cats" of my greatest affection

Chic Silber said...

Nadia's test for the virus on April 2 was sent to the

USDA National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Iowa

The test coming back positive on Sunday

Roger Smith said...

Ken Kawata, a long-ago cagehand for Mabel Stark in Japan, and the retired long-time expert of the Staten Island Zoo, informed me of this yesterday. Ken included the informative release from the Bronx Zoo, detailing their findings and their new treatment measures.

Chic Silber said...

While there were other tigers and lions at the zoo showing similar symptoms

Nadia was the only animal tested ae the procedure involved general anesthesia

They wanted to limit the potential risks of general anesthesia to one animal

Henry Penndorf said...

Roger, What did Ken Kawata say about the details of the Bronx Zoo findings and their new treatment measures?

Chic Silber said...

Bronx Zoo's chief veterinarian Paul Calle gave an update
on Saturday on how Nadia and the other big cats were doing

"None of them were seriously ill and all of them are showing
daily progressive signs of improvement" Calle also said that
"We expect full recoveries for all of them"

Very good news indeed