Nadia, a four-year-old tiger at the Bronx Zoo, was reported to have tested positive for coronavirus.
The zoo has given an update and it seems that Nadia and six other big cats showing symptoms are on the mend.
“A little TLC by the keepers taking care of them, some anti-inflammatory medications,” Paul Calle, chief veterinarian for the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo, told Reuters.
He said all had mild illnesses and were likely to recover.
Nadia was the only one tested because veterinarians wanted to minimise the number of animals they anaesthetised.
There have been cases of pets contracting the virus but experts say there is no evidence they can spread the disease.