Gorilla Gets ‘Rona Nasal Swab Test …
Fantastic Up-Close Photos !!!
7/12/202012: 17 PM PT.
A gorilla entered into a nasty fight with its sibling at a zoo, and as a safety preventative measure– docs offered him a coronavirus test … which they recorded in some amazing shots.
This is Shango, a 31- year-old, 433 lb. Shango was bitten and scratched up– so to be safe, they got him ‘rona checked.
As you can see, he’s got a deep gash on his hand after apparently being bitten. As far as the COVID test, the ape got the finest of the finest that’s out there … a nasal swab.
According to the zoo personnel, Shango’s test came back negative– but it simply goes to show … animals can contract the virus, which has been a thing zoos have actually needed to face of late. And, obviously, seeing how primates are close cousins of ours … they’re vulnerable too.
Now, can we speak about how wild it is to see just how big this animal is up close? Absolutely massive– he takes up the whole table– and totally magnificent all at the very same time.
Anyway, hope ya feel much better, Shango. Play great, and attempt to distance if you can!