Three female lions and one male were tested after showing slight symptoms. Barcelona Zoo authorities said the lions are being closely monitored.
"The Zoo has contacted and collaborated with international experts such as the Veterinary Service of the Bronx Zoo, the only one that has documented cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection in felines in New York," the Barcelona zoo said in a statement.
Barcelona Zoo authorities said that the male named Kiumbe and three females named Zala, Nima, and Run Run were given veterinary care for their mild clinical condition. The anti-inflammatory treatment has been given while being closely monitored by staff and doctors.
The four-year-old male and the females, who are all 16 years old, have had no contact with other animals at the zoo, which is open to the public.
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