According to a new report, tourists taking selfies with wild mountain gorillas could put the mountain gorillas in danger of developing Covid-19. According to a press release from the university, scientists from Oxford Brookes University, England, studied hundreds of Instagram posts from individuals visiting animals in East Africa on Tuesday and saw that most visitors were close enough to gorillas to transmit viruses and diseases. A statement by lead research author Gaspard Van Hamme, an Oxford Brookes University alumnus who started working on the research during his master’s program, said, “The risk of disease transmission among visitors and gorillas is very concerning,” he also reiterated that it is critical that we establish and improve tour regulations to ensure that gorilla trekking activities do not further impact these already endangered great apes. Mountain gorillas are listed as endangered according to the releases, with an estimated 1,063 of them remaining in the wild.