Experts warn the new coronavirus could pose a significant threat to Segasira, a silverback mountain gorilla in Rwanda, and other great apes which share about 98 per cent of human DNA. Photo: APExperts warn the new coronavirus could pose a significant threat to Segasira, a silverback mountain gorilla in Rwanda, and other great apes which share about 98 per cent of human DNA. Photo: AP
Experts warn the new coronavirus could pose a significant threat to Segasira, a silverback mountain gorilla in Rwanda, and other great apes which share about 98 per cent of human DNA. Photo: AP

Coronavirus risk to great apes threatens Africa’s Chinese tourist income

  • Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo face the loss of millions in tourism dollars as they race to protect endangered species
  • It is so far unknown whether primates are susceptible to Covid-19 but past experience suggests it may be lethal
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Experts warn the new coronavirus could pose a significant threat to Segasira, a silverback mountain gorilla in Rwanda, and other great apes which share about 98 per cent of human DNA. Photo: APExperts warn the new coronavirus could pose a significant threat to Segasira, a silverback mountain gorilla in Rwanda, and other great apes which share about 98 per cent of human DNA. Photo: AP
Experts warn the new coronavirus could pose a significant threat to Segasira, a silverback mountain gorilla in Rwanda, and other great apes which share about 98 per cent of human DNA. Photo: AP
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