Dozens of animal species worldwide may be susceptible to the coronavirus, research suggests.
The previously unknown infection is thought to have started in bats, before “jumping” into humans, possibly via pangolins.
Concerns were raised early in the outbreak when a dog in Hong Kong tested “weak positive” for the coronavirus, however, experts stressed there was “no evidence pet animals can be a source of infection”.
A tiger in a New York zoo also hit the headlines when it caught the virus, even developing a tell-tale dry cough.
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When it comes to animals catching the coronavirus, experts have previously warned against “mass hysteria”.
Scientists from University College London (UCL) have since reported, however, 26 creatures that are “regularly in