Big cats at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington are on the mend after all of them caught the coronavirus last week.

The Zoo’s chief veterinarian on Friday said the lions and tigers probably got COVID-19 from an asymptomatic zookeeper, and it spread to the big cat population – all nine of them.

He said the zoo had noticed the big cats were sick because the lions and tigers were barely getting up to move and not eating well.

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