Denver Zoo reports that two of its Hyenas have COVID-19.
According to the zoo, they are the first known cases of the virus in hyenas.
Officials at the Zoo say that the hyenas are suffering from “extremely mild symptoms”.
The zoo stated that the animals had maintained their energy levels and interacted well with enrichment and caretakers. “Hyenas, known for being tough and resilient, are highly tolerant to anthrax, distemper, rabies, and rabies,” the zoo said.
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.