2 rare Sumatran tigers are recovering from COVID19

After contracting COVID-19, two rare Sumatran tigers at Jakarta’s zoo are making a full recovery. Tino, nine, became ill on July 9 with shortness of breath, sneezing, and a runny nose. In addition, he had lost his appetite.

Hari, a 12-year-old boy, began to exhibit the same symptoms two days later.

Antibiotics, antihistamines, anti-inflammatory drugs, and multivitamins were given to the tigers right away. After 10-12 days, they began to improve and are now recovering under close supervision at Jakarta’s Ragunan Zoo.

“Right now, their condition is good. They’ve regained their appetite and are more active,” Marsitawati said.

The Sumatran tiger is the most endangered subspecies of tiger and is under increasing pressure as its forest habitat is shrinking.

Original News: AP NEWS

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