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Lahore Zoo white tiger cubs could have died of COVID-19, says post-mortem report

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Screengrab of white tiger cubs at the Lahore Zoo who died on February 4, 2021. Photo: Geo News

LAHORE: A post-mortem report of the two white tiger cubs that had died at the Lahore Zoo on February 4, 2021, shows that the felines might have contracted COVID-19.

According to Geo News, the post-mortem report shows that the two cubs had developed a severe lung infection due to which their left lungs had been punctured while the right lungs had been filled with fluid.

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The report further showed that the cubs had also developed a severe infection in their windpipes which might have caused breathing issue.

Bloodstains were also found on their hearts showing that they suffered a haemorrhage.

The autopsy report further said that the pathology department of the University of Veterinary Sciences did not obtain a sample to conduct a coronavirus test, Geo.tv said citing sources, adding that six employees at the zoo had also contracted COVID-19.


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