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Gorillas at San Diego zoo test positive for COVID-19 in first known cases among great apes – ABC News

While minks, lions and tigers have previously contracted COVID-19, the positive tests among gorillas from San Diego Zoo Safari Park are believed to represent the…



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Several gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park have tested positive for coronavirus in what are believed to be the first known cases among great apes.
Key points:

  • The safari park tested faeces from the troop of gorillas after two apes began coughing
  • Veterinarians are closely monitoring them and they will remain in their habitat at the park
  • Zoo officials are talking to experts in case the animals develop more severe symptoms

The park’s executive director, Lisa Peterson, confirmed eight gorillas…

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