San Diego Zoo gorillas close to full recovery from COVID-19

Weeks after gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park contracted COVID-19, park officials said this week the animals will make a full recovery.

The troop of eight gorillas was likely exposed to the coronavirus by a keeper who tested positive for COVID-19 in early January. Days later, a few gorillas began coughing. Nearly the entire troop seemed a bit less energetic than usual, according to Lisa Peterson, executive director of the park.

Park staff confirmed the diagnosis by testing the…

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