• Jonathan Shiek

Gorillas At California’s San Diego Zoo Caught The Coronavirus

People catching the coronavirus is more than enough, but now we’ve got gorillas catching the virus?  2 gorillas at San Diego Zoo in California was tested positive for Covid-19! It is the first known instance of natural transmission to great apes. Governor Gavin Newsom mentioned that the primates began coughing last week and was thought to have contracted the virus from a zoo worker.

The zoo’s executive director added on that aside from congestion and coughing, the gorillas are doing well. It is unknown whether gorillas will have a serious reaction to the virus, but studies have found that some non-human primates are susceptible to the coronavirus. Rest assure that the troop is being quarantined together!

Source: New Straits Times

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