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First cases of gorillas contracting COVID-19 reported at San Diego Zoo

Discussion in 'Wildlife & Nature Conservation' started by Onychorhynchus coronatus, 12 Jan 2021.

  1. Onychorhynchus coronatus

    Onychorhynchus coronatus Well-Known Member

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    Bad news on the COVID-19 zoo front guys, the first cases of gorillas contracting COVID have been reported from San Diego zoo.

    It remains to be seen what this will mean for the exhibition of gorillas in zoos or the in-situ conservation efforts and ecotourism operations to see the great apes in the wild:

    First COVID-19 cases in zoo gorillas raise alarm about wild populations

     
    Last edited: 12 Jan 2021