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In First Known Case, Gorillas Test Positive for Coronavirus at San Diego Zoo Park

SAN DIEGO — Several gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park have tested positive for the coronavirus in what is believed to be the first cases among such primates in captivity. The park’s executive director, Lisa Peterson, told The Associated Press on Monday that eight gorillas that live together...

48-Year-Old Elephant Euthanized at San Diego Zoo

SAN DIEGO — Tembo, a 48-year-old elephant, was euthanized at the San Diego Zoo after a sudden change in her health following longtime treatment for age-related ailments, the zoo announced Monday. The female African bush elephant died Sunday. “She had been under veterinary care, including stem cell therapy to alleviate...

Dinosaurs & Beer U: Good News to Kickstart Your Week

Welcome to GV Wire's weekly roundup of news that will bring a smile to your face. We're here to enlighten, inform, and amuse. If you have good news to share, contact us at or UC Merced Student Makes Big Dino Discovery A UC Merced student who says he's...