Bats are most likely the evolutionary host of COVID-19, a corona virus transmitted between animals and people. Tourists in turn can transfer the virus to endangered great ape populations.
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South Africa wants to promote wildlife trade and consumption amid corona virus outbreak
Risk of transmission of diseases from humans to apes
How is the novel Coronavirus connected to wildlife?
What do the coronavirus and the extinction of endangered species have in common?
With the current outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), global attention has been drawn to the significant health risks posed by eating wild animals.
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Cross River Gorillas
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His Holiness The Dalai Lama