SAN DIEGO (CBSLA) – Several gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park appear to have made a full recovery after contracting COVID-19. Gorillas at the San Diego Zoo. January 2021. (credit: San Diego Zoo) At least two members of the troop of eight western lowland gorillas were infected with the disease in early January, showing symptoms such as congestion, mild coughing and lethargy. READ MORE: 3 Face Drug Charges After Honey Oil Lab Explodes In Riverside Apartment By late January, the animals were eating, drinking and interacting , which seemed to indicate they were on their way to fully recovering. READ MORE: 9 Great Apes At San Diego Zoo Become First Non-Humans To Receive A COVID Vaccine The zoo announced Saturday that its guests can once again visit the gorilla troop’s habitat. “We’re so grateful for the outpouring concern and support we’ve received while the troop safely recovered,” Lisa Peterson, executive director of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, … [Read more...] about San Diego Gorillas Recover After Contracting COVID-19
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SAN DIEGO (CBSLA) – Nine great apes at the San Diego Zoo have received a COVID-19 vaccine, it was reported Thursday. The four orangutans and five bonobos received an experimental vaccine developed by drug maker Zoetis, per CBS News. The zoo chose to give the great apes the vaccine after several gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park contracted COVID-19 in early January. “That made us realize that our other apes were at risk,” Nadine Lamberski, chief conservation and wildlife health officer for the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, told the San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper Thursday. “We wanted to do our best to protect them from this virus because we don’t really know how it’s going to impact them.” They mark the first known non-human primates to get the shot, according to CBS News . Zoetis announced in late January that it had received a request from the zoo to provide them with the experimental vaccine for emergency use. Zoetis said it has tested the vaccine on dogs, … [Read more...] about 9 Great Apes At San Diego Zoo Become First Non-Humans To Receive A COVID Vaccine
NILES, Ill. (CBS) — The Cook County Department of Public Health on Thursday night was investigating a large wedding held this week in Niles. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar took a look inside the mostly mask-less affair at White Eagle Events and Convention Center. READ MORE: Feds Seize 65,000 Counterfeit N95 Masks At O'Hare International Airport To be clear, weddings are allowed during the current reopening phase in Illinois. But there are guidelines to the size, and what activities can and can’t happen – and that is what has the county health department taking a closer look at this one. From outside through the front doors, a front room full of people were seen gathered for a wedding. Pictures provided to CBS 2 from inside showed the bride posing for pictures, and several groups socializing before the ceremony. There was not a mask in sight. The wedding was Wednesday night at White Eagle in Niles. An online review posted Thursday read, “incredible wedding – gorgeous furnishings … [Read more...] about ONLY ON 2: Few Masks Seen, Dance Floor Reportedly Open At Large Wedding In Niles; Cook County Health Officials Investigate
GRANADA HILLS (CBSLA) — Residents of a Granada Hills neighborhood fear for their safety and property values after what looks to be a junkyard has taken over one home’s yard. Neighbors have been trying to get the city to force the owner to clean it up for nearly three years, but to no avail. READ MORE: 3 Face Drug Charges After Honey Oil Lab Explodes In Riverside Apartment “They failed to protect us, they failed services, and the property taxes that we’re paying right now is for nothing, we’re not getting anything from the city,” said Sam Meldonian, a concerned neighbor. Now, the city, the Los Angeles Police Department, and even the television show “Hoarders,” have gotten involved. CBSLA learned that the city is finally going to stand up and try to fix the problem for neighbors by filing a nuisance abatement. The Los Angeles Police Department was also seen on Bircher Street, going door-to-door interviewing neighbors — the same people who say they have been fighting for … [Read more...] about Granada Hills Junk House: ‘Hoarders’ TV Show, City, LAPD Get Involved As Junk Remains Piled In Yard Of Granada Hills Home
close Video Intl Space Station Expedition 64 US spacewalk #72 (Courtesy of NASA TV) NASA flight engineer Kathleen "Kate" Rubins set out on her fourth career spacewalk on Friday, in an effort to ready the International Space Station (ISS) for solar array upgrades. Rubins, 42, was born in Farmington, Connecticut in 1978, but was raised in Napa, the heart of California's Wine Country. HOW TO WATCH NASA'S SPACEWALK After graduating from Vintage High School in 1996, Rubins received a Bachelor of Science degree in molecular biology from the University of California, San Diego just three years later. In 2005, Rubins earned a doctorate in cancer biology from Stanford University's Medical School Biochemistry Department and Microbiology and Immunology Department. There, she and colleagues from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … [Read more...] about Who is NASA astronaut Kate Rubins?