Chimpanzees & Orangutans at Dehiwala Zoo test COVID positive

Chimpanzees & Orangutans at Dehiwala Zoo test COVID positive

Chimpanzees & Orangutans at Dehiwala Zoo test COVID positive

Written by Zulfick Farzan

18 Jul, 2021 | 3:59 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Two chimpanzees and two orangutans at the Dehiwala Zoo have tested positive for COVID-19.

State Minister of Wildlife Wimalaweera Dissanayake said that there was no change in the behavior and eating habits of the animals.

As a result, he said, another PCR test would be conducted to confirm whether they continue to remain infected with COVID-19.

The four animals have been separated from the rest of the animals and sent for quarantine.

A lion and a lioness at the Dehiwala Zoo earlir tested positive for COVID-19.

State Minister Wimalaweera Dissanayake stated that both the animals have recovered.

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