NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Preliminary results for a third tiger at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk confirmed it contracted COVID-19.
According to Zoo officials, the third tiger named Christopher had his preliminary results come back on Thursday and confirmed that he tested positive for COVID-19.
The first two tigers at the facility, Stubbley and Osceola, had their preliminary result a come back positive just days prior.
The zoo says Stubbley and Osceola developed mild respiratory symptoms, including a dry cough and wheezing, the week before.
It’s unclear how the tigers got the virus.
Officials say Stubbley and Osceola are expected to be back on exhibit Monday, April 19.