It is assumed that Sars-CoV-2 jumped from an animal to humans. Now humans in turn infect other animals with the virus. This can be particularly devastating on mink farms.
Not only humans are susceptible to the new coronavirus Sars-CoV-2, but also a number of other mammals, especially primates and carnivores. So conservationists worried about the populations early on in the course of the pandemic rarer great apes, the virus should skip on this. Soon there were the first reports of individual infected pets – dogs and cats – and themselves Grosskatzen in Zoos tested positive for Sars-CoV-2.