Gorillas Get Coronavirus – level 2

18-01-2021 15:00

Gorillas at a zoo in San Diego, California, US, had positive tests for the coronavirus. It was the first time that this happened in the US and maybe in the world, too.

A person who worked at the zoo had a positive test for the coronavirus, but he did not have any symptoms. He continued working at the zoo, and he wore a mask when he was near the gorillas. It seems that the gorillas got the virus from him.

The director of the zoo said that the animals were feeling well, and they did not have serious health problems. They got vitamins, food, and plenty of water. It was not necessary to give them any medicine.

Gorillas live in groups and there are not very many of them in the world. Scientists worry that the coronavirus could reduce the number of gorillas in the world even more.

Difficult words: symptom (a sign of a disease), medicine (a drug that stops a disease or makes it less serious), reduce (to make something smaller).

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