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San Diego: Sev­eral go­ril­las at the San Diego Zoo Sa­fari Park have tested pos­i­tive for the coro­n­avirus in what is be­lieved to be the first known cases among such pri­mates in the U.S. and pos­si­bly the world. The park’s ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor, Lisa Peter­son, said eight go­ril­las that live to­gether are be­lieved to have the virus, and sev­eral have been cough­ing. It ap­pears the in­fec­tion came from a mem­ber of the wildlife care team who has been asymp­to­matic and wore a mask at all times around the go­ril­las. Wildlife ex­perts have ex­pressed con­cern about the virus in­fect­ing the en­dan­gered species that share 98.4% of their DNA with hu­mans.

 ?? AP ?? Go­ril­las lounge at the San Diego Zoo Sa­fari Park in Es­con­dido on Sun­day.
AP Go­ril­las lounge at the San Diego Zoo Sa­fari Park in Es­con­dido on Sun­day.

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