Central Zoo Authority issues precautionary measures to be taken by zoos across India, in the wake of the confirmation of #COVID19 in a tiger at New York’s Bronx Zoo

New Delhi: Central Zoo Authority asks all chief wildlife warden of states/UTs to take precautionary measures in the wake of confirmation of  COVID19 in a tiger zoo in New York. The Central Zoo Authority asked all zoos across the country to remain on high alert and collect samples fortnightly in suspected cases after a tiger in a US zoo tested positive for coronavirus.

“Zoos in the country are, therefore, advised to remain on the highest alertness, watch animals on 24×7 basis, including CCTV for any abnormal behaviour/symptoms, keepers handlers not to be allowed in the vicinity, without safety gear, preferably PPE (personal protective equipment), isolate and quarantine sick animals and have least contact while providing feed to animals,” the letter said.