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Pangolins, bats or another species – where did COVID-19 come from?

Viruses similar to the 2019 novel coronavirus have been discovered in horseshoe bats and the critically endangered Sunda pangolin. Scientists presume that the illegal trade of these animals at “wet markets” may have played a key role in the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Hidden treasure: Old museum specimen turns into first report of Schneider’s leaf-nosed bat in Myanmar

Scientists recently reported and confirmed the presence of Schneider’s leaf-nosed bat in Pyay, Myanmar for the first time. Their findings […]

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When a myth came true: Blindness in bats

Despite popular belief, bats are not blind. Their vision plays an important role in environmental recognition, and as a result […]

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Day-hunting bats due to lack of predators discovered on isolated island

Unlike most bats that are active at night, the tiny Blyth’s horseshoe bat flies and hunts in the forest during […]

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