Jul 05, 2021

Thor's Pneumonia worsens!

The Pneumonia condition of Thor - the 11-year-old male lion at Sri Lanka’s Dehiwala National Zoological Gardens that was infected with COVID-19, has worsened, State minister of Wildlife - Wimalaweera Dissanayake says.

The lion is also suffering from a skin condition, he said, adding that the zoo authorities are on alert.

Tests conducted by the Division of Allergy Immunology and Cell Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sri Jayewardenepura revealed that Thor had been infected with the B.1.1.7 Alpha variant of Covid-19, spreading in Kent, UK.