Viral: 31-year-old gorilla has surgery, gets COVID-19 test
Mon, Jul 13, 2020, 09:58 PM
A 31-year-old gorilla has undergone a test for Covid-19 while the animal was being treated for other wounds. Reportedly the animal fought with another gorilla, and it sustained some injuries.
As a precautionary measure, the veterinary doctors, after performing the surgery to its wounds, have tested the nasal and throat regions to know whether it contracted any coronavirus as it had a low-grade fever. The pic of the gorilla weighing 196 kg lying on the surgery table in the doctors' presence has gone viral and is trending.
Watch the viral video.