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San Diego Zoo vaccinates great apes against coronavirus

Nine great apes at the San Diego Zoo are the first non-human primates to receive an experimental Covid-19 vaccine, zoo officials said on Thursday.Four orangutans and five bonobos have been vaccinated so far, with the zoo planning to immunise another three bonobos and a gorilla soon. These species, along with chimpanzees, are the closest cousins to humans, placing them at risk of contracting a virus that has spread rapidly from person to person.In mid-January, the zoo’s Safari Park reported that…

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