Lion at Dehiwala Zoo contracts Covid-19

Lion at Dehiwala Zoo contracts Covid-19

A lion at the Dehiwala Zoo has contracted Covid-19, Lankadeepa reported.

The lion had been unwell over the past 3 days, following an examination it was found to be suffering from a cough and throat ache. The authorities had thereafter taken a phlegm sample from the anima and had sent it to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science in the University of Peradeniya for further examination, where the result of the examination had ascertained that the lion had contracted Covid-19.