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Fri Apr 10, 2020, 08:00 PM

Coronavirus: Great apes on lockdown over threat of disease

By Helen Briggs
BBC Environment correspondent

It's not known how the virus might affect great apes like gorillas

Gorilla tourism in Africa has been suspended, while sanctuaries for other apes, such as orangutans, have closed to the public.

It's not known if great apes can contract the virus, but there are growing fears that our closest living relatives might be equally at risk.

This week a tiger at Bronx Zoo tested positive for coronavirus.

New measures have been put in place to protect big cats and their caregivers.


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Leghorn21 Apr 2020 #1

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Fri Apr 10, 2020, 08:10 PM

1. Aw, look at that bright-eyed lil baby!!

Glad to hear protections are going up for them, cheeze, if tigers can get it surely apes of all sizes can

Good luck, lil baby and parents
this is so fkn sad, damn

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