We've reached a new milestone here in the U.S., and it's the news we really didn't want to hear...
Throughout the last twelve months, coronavirus has completely changed the entire world...
And, sadly, it seems that the animal kingdom may be suffering from the repercussions.
While hundreds of thousands are now dead from the virus in the US ...
There has just been another huge blow.
It seems it isn't just humans at risk from this deadly virus...
The latest news from San Diego Zoo is truly gut-wrenching.
Now, we're all aware that 2020 was nothing short of terrible.
COVID-19 took the entire planet hostage back in March, and things have been diabolical ever since.
Of course, there's no denying how unprepared the entire world was for this pandemic...And Donald Trump's eagerness to tone down the virus didn't at all go to plan.
And even when the president tested positive for COVID himself...
This was extremely alarming for many to hear from one of the most powerful leaders in the world...
Pharmaceutical organizations from all around the world have been working tirelessly to discover a vaccine for months...But, to begin with, they didn't have much luck.
However, some amazing news was brought to at the end of last year.
And as for the results?
Well, they were looking so good that some countries started distributing the COVID vaccine out to their citizens a few months ago.
Hundreds of thousands of people from all around the world have been waiting their turn to get the vaccine...
And countries such as the United Kingdom have wasted absolutely no time in administering the vaccine, with the first of 800,000 doses having been given in the first week.
The arrival of this vaccine is a huge sigh of relief...Because so many people have tragically lost their lives to this virus since it first started to spread in March.
More than 1 million people across the world have now died...
Of course, we're all well aware that the United States is the worst-affected country in the entire world...
The death toll passed 300,000 last month in a horrific milestone.
8 gorillas from the San Diego Zoo are believed to have contracted COVID-19 from a handler.
This marks the first known transmission of the virus from humans to apes, which is a huge concern.
3 of the gorillas are experiencing coronavirus symptoms, including coughing.
But none are seriously ill, and all are expected to make a full recovery.
The group is currently in quarantine.
We wish them a full recovery - and hope that this new type of transmission isn't a sign of another danger to come.