Denver Zoo reports that two of its Hyenas have COVID-19.
According to the zoo, they are the first two known cases of the virus in the world.
Officials from the Zoo claim that the hyenas have “extremely mild” symptoms.
According to the zoo, they have maintained their energy levels and interacted with enrichment and keepers. “Hyenas are tough and resilient animals, which are well-known for their tolerance to distemper, anthrax, and rabies.”
The zoo hopes that the hyenas will make a full recovery.
COVID-19 is not a new virus in the zoo. The virus has been confirmed in 11 lions as well as two tigers.