Two Sumatra tigers infected with covid-19 in a zoo in Jakarta, informed this Sunday (1) the authorities indonesians, who try to investigate how the infection of these animals at critical risk of extinction occurred.
Nine-year-old Tino and 12-year-old Hari tested positive in mid-July after experiencing flu-like symptoms, breathing difficulties and loss of appetite.
Both males received treatment and are recovering.
Both “are in good health,” said Suzi Marsitawati of the Jakarta Park and Forest Service in a statement. “They have an appetite again and are active”.
Ragunan Zoo has been closed since June due to an increase in covid-19 cases in the country.
“We track all zoo nurses and guards [que estiveram em contato com os tigres] at the time they were sick and no one had covid-19,” declared Suzi Marsitawati. “We keep trying to find the origin.”
Indonesia faces the deadliest wave of coronaviruses since the start of the pandemic due to the highly contagious Delta variant.
The country has registered more than 3.4 million cases and 94,119 deaths from covid-19, numbers that are probably underestimated due to the low detection rates.