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Chimpanzees are dying from our colds — these scientists are trying to save them

Tourists look at and photograph a Mountain Gorilla of the Muhoza group in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.

Tourists on trips to view great apes often violate safety guidelines by not wearing masks and failing to stay 7 metres away from the animals. Credit: Edwin Remsberg/VWPics/UIG/Getty

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Nature 625, 442-446 (2024)


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  • Correction 18 January 2024: An earlier version of this story erroneously stated that the Facebook post about the chimpanzee in Kibale was posted this year.


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