Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Get That Gorilla A Tissue

Did you know that a gorilla can catch the human cold and other viruses?  Due to the fact that gorillas are physically similar to the human race, a gorilla can catch every disease that we do. 

Just like humans who are battling the bug, a gorilla will show symptoms like a runny nose, sneezing, coughing and lethargy.  Someone get that gorilla a tissue!  Also, if one gorilla gets the flu, like humans, the virus can spread quickly to it's companions.  To prevent the spread of viruses, some zoo's have been giving their gorillas flu shots since 2005.

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