The Novel Coronavirus and Its Connection to Wildlife
The Novel Coronavirus and Its Connection to Wildlife

[This post is updating as we receive more questions and information.]

Novel Coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, a respiratory illness traced back to a live animal market in Wuhan, China, has been on everyone's mind lately, and we've received a few questions asking how animals are relevant in the outbreak of COVID-19. We've done ...

Bracyphylla cavernarum, fruit-eater bat. Photo by Lisa Sims.
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