Chewed plants help detect viruses in wild mountain gorillas, monkeys

Chewed bark, leaves and fruit discarded by mountain gorillas provide a simple way to test the endangered apes for viruses without disturbing them, according to scientists studying mountain gorillas and golden monkeys in East-Central Africa.

Science Daily

Last updated on 12 July 2016

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa)
Rwanda
Uganda
Region: 
Africa
Species: 
Gorilla beringei beringei