CHICAGO (CBS) — Brookfield Zoo has closed its indoor big cat exhibits after a tiger tested positive for COVID-19.
Malena, who is 11 years old, started showing signs of mild respiratory illness last week.READ MORE: Kenosha County Sheriff's Deputy Shoots Chicago Homicide Suspect At Bristol Gas Station; Suspect Shot Police K-9 During Confrontation
Because she is an older tiger, Malena is at higher risk for complications from the virus.
She is expected to make a full recovery.READ MORE: NOAA Releases 2021-2022 Winter Outlook
Malena and some of the other animals received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for animals about two weeks ago.
Their second dose was scheduled for next week.
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