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Captive gorillas test positive for coronavirus

Ann GibbonsScience’s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Center and the Heising-Simons Foundation.When two gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park started to cough last Wednesday, veterinarians tested their fecal samples and found RNA from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

All eight gorillas in the troop have been exposed and several are now exhibiting mild symptoms, such as coughing and congestion, according to an announcement from zoo officials yesterday.

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