The coronavirus is putting at risk another vulnerable species, Africa’s endangered mountain gorillas, prompting the closure of a large national park that is home to a third of those gorillas in the world.Virunga National Park in the Congo said that it will bar visitors to the park until June 1 amid the rapidly unfolding situation regarding the global spread of COVID-19.Park officials said that action was taken following “advice from scientific experts indicating that primates, including mountain gorillas, are likely susceptible to complications arising from the COVID-19 virus.” In this photo taken Dec. 11 2012, a park ranger wearing a mask walks past a mountain gorilla in the Virunga National Park in eastern Congo. Congo’s Virunga National Park, home to about a third of the world’s mountain gorillas, has barred visitors until June 1 2020, citing “advice from scientific experts indicating that primates, including mountain gorillas, are likely susceptible to complications arising from the COVID-19 virus.” (AP Photo/Jerome Delay) FOUR AFRICAN MOUNTAIN GORILLAS, INCLUDING BABY, KILLED IN LIGHTNING STRIKENeighboring Rwanda also is temporarily shutting down tourism and research activities in three national parks that are home to primates such as gorillas and chimpanzees, The Associated Press reported.Primates can catch respiratory illnesses from humans and mountain


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