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Impact of COVID-19 on Exotic Wildlife

KXXV-TV (Waco, Texas, May 12) – Dr. Karen Terio is a veterinary pathologist and chief of staff of the Zoological Pathology Program at the U. of I. She got a call from the Bronx Zoo when their tiger showed symptoms of COVID-19. The zoo’s animals received a specialized test designated for a veterinary lab that  cannot be used for humans. “When we first got the results, that was the concern. Were we going to have a lot of cases?” she says. “But the good news is the number of cases of animals that have tested positive has been really, really low.”