Coronavirus is a Threat to Endangered Primates

Coronavirus is a Threat to Endangered Primates

Research found that endangered primates including the Sumatran orangutan and western lowland gorilla are vulnerable to coronavirus infection because of shared genetic similarities to humans. Like the tigers at the Bronx zoo that likely caught the coronavirus from zookeepers, scientists say the potential for humans to give the virus to endangered animals is likely. Study […]

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Petition: Zoos and Aquariums Must Help Stop Zoonotic Diseases that Kill Millions of People Annually!

Petition: Zoos and Aquariums Must Help Stop Zoonotic Diseases that Kill Millions of People Annually!

In Defense of Animals is calling for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) to help stop zoonotic diseases at zoos. In an emailed statement, the organization urges the AZA to stop transmission between animals and humans, like the one that resulted in a Bronx Zoo tiger being affected by coronavirus. Tuberculosis is another disease […]

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