The Union Environment Ministry said that this infection has not occurred due to the worries of the virus and all the eight lions have been isolated and are being treated and they are recovering. The ministry said that there is no evidence that animals can transmit the disease to humans.
Hyderabad For the first time in the case of light Telangana Of Hyderabad Eight Asiatic lions living in the zoological park COVID-19 Have been found to be infected with. Rakesh Mishra, consultant at the CSIR-Cellular and Molecular Biology Center (CCMB) here, said on Tuesday that saliva samples of lions were thoroughly tested at the premier research institute. Central Ministry of Environment Said that this infection has not occurred due to the worries of the virus and all the eight lions have been isolated and are being treated and they are recovering. The ministry said that there is no evidence that animals can transmit the disease to humans. Mishra said, “The saliva samples of the Asiatic lions were thoroughly tested and found to be infected. They live close by, so the infection must have spread in them. ” He explained, “We are now developing a method to examine their faeces samples. This method will be useful in the future, because it is not possible to sample the saliva of a wild animal every time. ”
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Mishra said that the virus found in the lions of Nehru zoological park is not of new form. “They have mild symptoms and they are eating well and they are fine,” he said. Replying to a question, Mishra said that animals are likely to be infected, as they are mammals like humans. He said that these lions would have got infection from the bird house workers. Subhadra Devi, the curator of the zoological park, said, “When we came to know of the water coming out of the nose of the lions kept in the Lion Safari enclosure, we decided to send samples of them for examination in view of the possibility of infection.” A senior zoologist official said that they periodically send animal samples to CCMB for analysis. Zoological officials said that the lions showed fever-like symptoms, after which their samples were taken and sent to CCMB. Officials said samples of animals are taken in two ways, one by means of ‘squeak cage’ or by making them unconscious. In the ‘Squeeze Cage’ method, the animal is locked in a tight puddle so that it cannot resist while sampling. The Telangana government said in a press release that animal care workers are taking care of the lions and PPE kits have been provided to them. At the same time the trench is kept ventilated and infection free.
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Meanwhile, the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change said that infected animals are behaving in a normal manner. CCMB – According to a May 4 report by the Laboratory for the Protection of Endangered Species (LACLONES), it has been confirmed that eight Asian lions from the Nehru zoological park have been found infected with the SARS-Cove 2 virus. The ministry said in the release, “The eight lions have been isolated and properly taken care of and given necessary treatment. After the treatment, the health of all the eight lions is improving and they are recovering. ” “They are behaving normally and eating well. All bird house staff safety measures have already been initiated and to protect the bird house from outside contact,” the release said. Has been closed to the audience. ” In view of the rapid spread of Corona virus in the country, the Ministry had recently issued a consultation to close all zoological parks, national parks, tiger reserves and wildlife sanctuaries for visitors till further orders.
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