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Two hippos tested positive for COVID-19 at Antwerp Zoo in Belgium, possibly the first reported cases in the species, according to zoo staff.

Hippos Imani, 14, and Hermien, 41, have no symptoms other than a runny nose, but the zoo said the pair had been quarantined as a precaution.


"This is, to the best of my knowledge, the first instance of this species. This virus has been reported in great apes and felines all over the world "Francis Vercammen, the zoo's veterinarian, explained.

The coronavirus is thought to have jumped from an animal to a human and has been proven to pass from humans to animals.


Pets such as cats, dogs, and ferrets have become infected after coming into contact with their owners, while cases of infection in zoo animals such as big cats, otters, primates, and hyenas have been reported.

The disease has also spread to wild animals and mink farms.

such as deer.

Antwerp Zoo is investigating the causes of the contagion. None of the zookeepers had recently shown COVID-19 symptoms or tested positive for the virus, the zoo said.

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