No ape jape: gibbons need protection from COVID-19 too

Experts studying how tourism affects wild gibbons say visitors ahould wear PPE masks and have health checks before visiting them.

While tourism to wild gibbon populations halted with the first COVID-19 lockdowns, tour operators in Cambodia and China are gearing up to resume visits.

The recommendations build on world-first research on wild gibbon populations in Cambodia and China, which shows the apes significantly alter their behaviour, to their own detriment when tourists are present.

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