196 kg gorilla undergoes COVID-19 test in Miami


196 kg gorilla undergoes COVID-19 test in Miami

NEW DELHI | JULY 13, 2020:

A gorilla at a Florida zoo was tested for COVID-19 following a fight with his younger sibling.

According to a Miami Zoo official, 31-year-old Shango – who weighs 196 kg – and Barney, 26, got into a fight on July 8, resulting in bite wounds.

"Shango received X-rays, vaccinations, an ultrasound, a TB test and a bronchoscopy," said the official.

"Because he was showing symptoms of low-grade fever, he was also tested for COVID-19 and the results came back negative," the official added.

While we completely understand the situation, the pictures alone are enough to let you know that the test proved to be a mammoth task for the doctors.

The COVID‑19 pandemic is an ongoing global pandemic and as of 11 July 2020, more than 12.5 million cases of COVID‑19 have been reported in more than 188 countries and territories, resulting in more than 560,000 deaths.

Scientists are still trying to learn more about the virus, but it appears that it can spread from people to animals as well.

Some pet cats and dogs have been reported to be infected with the virus in several countries, including the United States.

Most of these pets became sick after being in close contact with people infected with COVID-19.

Several lions and tigers at a New York zoo also tested positive for COVID-19.

Health officials believe these large cats contracted the disease after being exposed to a zoo employee who was infected with COVID-19. All of these large cats have fully recovered.