Sri Lanka needs help for treating Covid-19 positive lion seeks it from India


On Friday, the central Zoo in Sri Lanka announced that they need help from India for treating the lion who has been tested positive with coronavirus. This lion is the first animal on the island to have been infected with Covid.
The vets of the Department of National Zoological Gardens stated that they are consulting with the best in the Zoo Authority of India so that they can treat the 11-year-old thor, which is a gift from the Seoul Zoo.
The authorities noticed something is wrong when Thor
started experiencing breathing difficulties and stopped consuming food; after seeing thor behaving like this, the authorities of the Dehiwala Zoo got it tested for coronavirus.
A PCR test was carried out to confirm whether the lion had contracted the virus as the original antigen test was negative. As per the zoo authorities, the lion cub is receiving oxygen treatment, and four other lions in the zoo have been kept under isolation, and their keepers have bent sent for home quarantine. The zoo authorities contacted India as two lions in India have died from the Covid-19 pandemic, and dozens of elephants in the forest reserve have been tested positive for coronavirus.


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