By Adry Torres For Dailymail.com and Reuters
Published: 23:32 GMT, 26 March 2020 | Updated: 23:32 GMT, 26 March 2020
A private zoo in southeastern Mexico have named a new Bengal tiger cub Covid after the deadly coronavirus epidemic that has killed tens of thousands around the world.
The rare birth of a baby tiger has brought a glimmer of hope to the zoo, even as normal life seizes up in the country to contain the deadly pandemic that inspired his name.
Named by the family that owns the zoo, tiger Covid was born on March 14 in a small zoo in the city of Cordoba that specializes in rescuing animals from circuses and exotic private collections.
The coronavirus causes the respiratory disease COVID-19, which is often used synonymously with the virus.
The daughter of the owner of a Mexican animal shelter chose Covid as the name of a Bengal cub
Covid (pictured) was born March 14 to an eight-year-old tigress who had been nursed back to health