Out of the eight lions that tested positive for COVID-19 at the Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Vandalur, two aged lions are slowly responding to treatment.
According to a press release, Head of the Forest Department S. Yuvaraj reviewed the animals’ health condition on Saturday.
The visit followed the death of Neela, a 9-year-old lioness, on June 3.
The other lions are under close observation and on a prescribed treatment regimen.
Srikumar, professor and head, Wildlife Department; Baranitharan, assistant professor, internal medicine; Bothiappan, assistant professor, clinical medicine; and in-house veterinarians— Thayasekhar, veterinary officer, and Sridhar, veterinary assistant surgeon — were continuously monitoring the lions, the release said.