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Chinese scientists say a scaly anteater could be coronavirus host: report

Scientists in China say the pangolin, a type of scaly anteater, could be a possible host for the coronavirus that has killed over 636 people and infected nearly 31,400 globally, according to a report by Reuters on Friday.

“This latest discovery will be of great significance for the prevention and control of the origin [of the virus],” South China Agricultural University, which led the research, said in a statement.

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Reuters reported the genome sequence of the coronavirus strain taken from pangolins in the study was 99 percent identical to infected people, according to China’s official Xinhua news agency.

FLIGHTS CARRYING ROUGHLY 300 CORONAVIRUS EVACUEES SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE IN US, 31,400 INFECTED GLOBALLY

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A very rare close up of a wild Pangolin, taken in the Masai Mara, Kenya (iStock)

John Epstein, an epidemiologist with the Ecohealth Alliance, said in January that pangolins could be a source of the virus.

Mammals like the pangolin are commonly found in Chinese markets similar to the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market — where 41 of the first cases reportedly originated.

A menu list from a vendor at the market reportedly showed over 100 species for sale. It was called “Wild Game Livestock for the Masses.”

“The vendors are selling illegally poached animals with these licenses in hand,” Tian Jiang Ming of the Anti-Poaching Squad, told The Associated Press.

The pangolin is one of the most trafficked mammals in Asia and Africa, with an estimated 116,990 to 233,980 killed between 2011 and 2013, according to the World Wildlife Fund.

DR. MARC SIEGEL CLAIMS THERE ARE ‘PROBABLY CLOSE TO 100,000’ CORONAVIRUS CASES IN CHINA

They are reportedly in high demand in countries like China and Vietnam, who consider their meat a delicacy. Their scales are routinely used in traditional medicine and folk remedies, the organization said.

“Pangolins eat ants, termites and larvae,” the WWF said. “Because they have no teeth, pangolins pick up food with their sticky tongues, which can sometimes reach lengths greater than the animal’s body.”

All eight pangolin species are protected under national and international laws, with a treaty of over 180 governments agreeing to end all legal trade of pangolins back in 2016, the organization said.

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Even so, they said there is still a growing illegal international trade in pangolins.

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Chinese scientists say a scaly anteater could be coronavirus host: report

Scientists in China say the pangolin, a type of scaly anteater, could be a possible host for the coronavirus that has killed over 636 people and infected nearly 31,400 globally, according to a report by Reuters on Friday.

“This latest discovery will be of great significance for the prevention and control of the origin [of the virus],” South China Agricultural University, which led the research, said in a statement.

2 FLIGHTS HEADED TO US CARRYING 300 EVACUEES 

Reuters reported the genome sequence of the coronavirus strain taken from pangolins in the study was 99 percent identical to infected people, according to China’s official Xinhua news agency.

FLIGHTS CARRYING ROUGHLY 300 CORONAVIRUS EVACUEES SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE IN US, 31,400 INFECTED GLOBALLY

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A very rare close up of a wild Pangolin, taken in the Masai Mara, Kenya (iStock)

John Epstein, an epidemiologist with the Ecohealth Alliance, said in January that pangolins could be a source of the virus.

Mammals like the pangolin are commonly found in Chinese markets similar to the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market — where 41 of the first cases reportedly originated.

A menu list from a vendor at the market reportedly showed over 100 species for sale. It was called “Wild Game Livestock for the Masses.”

“The vendors are selling illegally poached animals with these licenses in hand,” Tian Jiang Ming of the Anti-Poaching Squad, told The Associated Press.

The pangolin is one of the most trafficked mammals in Asia and Africa, with an estimated 116,990 to 233,980 killed between 2011 and 2013, according to the World Wildlife Fund.

DR. MARC SIEGEL CLAIMS THERE ARE ‘PROBABLY CLOSE TO 100,000’ CORONAVIRUS CASES IN CHINA

They are reportedly in high demand in countries like China and Vietnam, who consider their meat a delicacy. Their scales are routinely used in traditional medicine and folk remedies, the organization said.

“Pangolins eat ants, termites and larvae,” the WWF said. “Because they have no teeth, pangolins pick up food with their sticky tongues, which can sometimes reach lengths greater than the animal’s body.”

All eight pangolin species are protected under national and international laws, with a treaty of over 180 governments agreeing to end all legal trade of pangolins back in 2016, the organization said.

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Even so, they said there is still a growing illegal international trade in pangolins.

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Frostbitten cat gets new lease on life thanks to titanium paws

A female cat in Russia, Dymka, has been given a new lease on life after veterinarians performed surgery to replace her front and hind-leg paws with 3D-printed prosthetics made from titanium.

Veterinarian Sergei Gorshkov worked with researchers from Tomsk Polytechnic University in Tomsk, Russia to create the metal paws, which were fused to the cat’s leg bones, the university said in a statement.

“Thus, Dymka became the second cat in the world with prostheses of all four limbs. The cat’s new front and rear paws have an individual model that was printed using titanium on a 3D printer,” the university wrote in the statement.

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(Credit: BEST Veterinary Clinic)

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“To reduce the risk of implant rejection by the cat’s body, the TPU scientists applied a microactive calcium phosphate coating through micro-arc oxidation,” the university added. “The external parts of the prosthesis are also printed on a 3D printer and made in the shape of cat’s paws.”

The 4-year-old cat was rescued after being spotted in December 2018 on a road in Siberia suffering from extreme frostbite, according to Live Science. Not only did Dymka lose her paws, but she also lost her ears and tail due to the extreme temperatures, according to the statement.

The operation was performed by the BEST Veterinary Clinic in Novosibirsk, Russia. It was performed in two parts: Dymka received her front leg implants in July 2019 and the hind-leg implants in December 2019, the university added.

Dymka is now able to lead a full, normal life, the university said, noting she is able to walk, run, play and overcome stairs. A video has been posted to YouTube detailing her journey.

In 2016, the clinic performed a similar procedure for a male cat known as Ryzhik, who also suffered from frostbite.

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Frostbitten cat gets new lease on life thanks to titanium paws

A female cat in Russia, Dymka, has been given a new lease on life after veterinarians performed surgery to replace her front and hind-leg paws with 3D-printed prosthetics made from titanium.

Veterinarian Sergei Gorshkov worked with researchers from Tomsk Polytechnic University in Tomsk, Russia to create the metal paws, which were fused to the cat’s leg bones, the university said in a statement.

“Thus, Dymka became the second cat in the world with prostheses of all four limbs. The cat’s new front and rear paws have an individual model that was printed using titanium on a 3D printer,” the university wrote in the statement.

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(Credit: BEST Veterinary Clinic)

SQUIRRELS ARE LEFT OR RIGHT-HANDED, RESEARCHERS DISCOVER

“To reduce the risk of implant rejection by the cat’s body, the TPU scientists applied a microactive calcium phosphate coating through micro-arc oxidation,” the university added. “The external parts of the prosthesis are also printed on a 3D printer and made in the shape of cat’s paws.”

The 4-year-old cat was rescued after being spotted in December 2018 on a road in Siberia suffering from extreme frostbite, according to Live Science. Not only did Dymka lose her paws, but she also lost her ears and tail due to the extreme temperatures, according to the statement.

The operation was performed by the BEST Veterinary Clinic in Novosibirsk, Russia. It was performed in two parts: Dymka received her front leg implants in July 2019 and the hind-leg implants in December 2019, the university added.

Dymka is now able to lead a full, normal life, the university said, noting she is able to walk, run, play and overcome stairs. A video has been posted to YouTube detailing her journey.

In 2016, the clinic performed a similar procedure for a male cat known as Ryzhik, who also suffered from frostbite.

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Polar bear in Greenland seen ‘waving,’ photographs reveal

Why, hello there!

An adorable polar bear in Greenland was seen waving to a tourist.

Roshan Ranjwani was on a photography expedition in a boat along the east coast of Greenland when he saw the big beast perched on an iceberg and rolling around, reported South West News Service (SWNS), a British news agency.

“Watching the polar bear on top of an iceberg is a dream come true for a photography enthusiast!” Ranjwani told SWNS.

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This polar bear gave a tourist a wave in Greenland. (SWNS) (SWNS)

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They were reportedly at a safe distance from the bear, so they didn’t have any fear.

“I knew that I had got a series of good action shots at the time of clicking, but only realized that I had managed to capture a kind of a cool moment later when I looked back,” said the photographer, who is from Dehli, India.

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Polar bear in Greenland seen ‘waving,’ photographs reveal

Why, hello there!

An adorable polar bear in Greenland was seen waving to a tourist.

Roshan Ranjwani was on a photography expedition in a boat along the east coast of Greenland when he saw the big beast perched on an iceberg and rolling around, reported South West News Service (SWNS), a British news agency.

“Watching the polar bear on top of an iceberg is a dream come true for a photography enthusiast!” Ranjwani told SWNS.

RESCUED GREEN TURTLE POOPS OUT WIDE RANGE OF HUMAN TRASH

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This polar bear gave a tourist a wave in Greenland. (SWNS) (SWNS)

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They were reportedly at a safe distance from the bear, so they didn’t have any fear.

“I knew that I had got a series of good action shots at the time of clicking, but only realized that I had managed to capture a kind of a cool moment later when I looked back,” said the photographer, who is from Dehli, India.

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Predators most likely to be lost when habitats are converted for human use, study claims

Predators, especially small invertebrates like spiders, are more likely to be decimated when natural habitats get converted for human use, a new global study claims.

The first of its kind study looked at over one million records of animal abundance at sites that included primary forests, managed farmland and cities. The data represents over 25,000 species across 80 countries.

“Normally when we think of predators, we think of big animals, like lions or tigers. These large predators did not decline as much as we expected with habitat loss, which we think may be because they have already declined because of human actions in the past (such as hunting),” Tim Newbold, at UCL (University College London) and lead author of the research, said in a press statement. “We find small predators – such as spiders and ladybirds – to show the biggest declines.”

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A Malaysian spider, one of the small predators found in the study to be most affected by habitat loss. (Tim Newbold_ (Tim Newbold)

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According to researchers, the results show that humans are having a major impact on the world’s ecosystems, with disproportionate losses happening at the top of the food chain. Scientists hope that gaining a stronger understanding of how land-use impacts different species could help us figure out more about these ecosystems.

“Human land use has caused substantial declines in global species richness. Evidence from different taxonomic groups and geographic regions suggests that land use does not equally impact all organisms within terrestrial ecological communities, and that different functional groups of species may respond differently,” the scientists write in the paper’s abstract.

“We know that different types of animals play important roles in the environment — for example, predators control populations of other animals,” Newbold explained. “If some types of animals decline a lot when we lose natural habitats, then they will no longer fulfill these important roles.”

Their work was published on Monday in the British Ecological Society journal Functional Ecology.

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California mountain lion attacks child, 3; dad fights back by hurling backpack

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Emergency crews responded to Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park in Lake Forest, California, Monday afternoon for a reported mountain lion attack on a 3-year-old child.

The child suffered injuries to the neck as a result of the attack, according to the Orange County Fire Authority who said the family of six was walking in the park with the 3-year-old in front of his father when the feline came out of nowhere and grabbed the child by the neck.

The father threw a backpack at the mountain lion, at which point the animal dropped the child in lieu of the backpack and jumped up a tree, the Orange County Fire Authority said.

The child was taken to a local hospital and is said to be in stable condition.

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The incident occurred at about 4:13 p.m. on Portola Parkway.

The park has been evacuated and park officials are monitoring the mountain lion in the tree.

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Heart-warming pictures show lion cub nuzzling its mother

A tender moment for the king of the jungle.

A lioness at Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland was captured on film nuzzling its five-month-old cub, British news agency SWNS reports.

The lioness, known as Roberta, gave birth to five cubs in August 2019, but only three survived. They have been named Mitaali, Keshari and Kushanu.

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This is the adorable moment an Asiatic lion cub nuzzles its mother Roberta at the Edinburgh Zoo. (Credit: SWNS)

HILARIOUS VIDEO SHOWS LION CUB SPOOKING HER MOM

Roberta, an Asiatic lion, came to the zoo in 2014 after having lived at the Magdeburg Zoo in Germany. She eventually mated with Jayendra, who came from the Bristol Zoo in 2012. Both Roberta and Jayendra are part of the European endangered species program, SWNS added, pointing out that every additional birth could aid in the possibility they are released into the wild.

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Roberta was snapped touching noses with a five-month-old cub at Edinburgh Zoo. The mum gave birth in August 2019 to five cubs – but only three survived. The three Asiatic lion cubs were named Mitaali, Keshari and Kushanu. (Credit: SWNS)

According to the World Wildlife Fund, Asiatic lions are endangered, slightly smaller in stature than their African cousins and have an estimated population at just over 500.

INCREDIBLE PICTURE SHOWS LION CUB LETTING OUT ITS FIRST ROAR

“Asiatic lions were once distributed up to the state of West Bengal in east and Rewa in Madhya Pradesh, in central India,” the WWF wrote on its website, adding that “Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary [in western India] is the only abode of the Asiatic lion.”

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Illinois zoo staff, visitors heartbroken after female lion euthanized less than 2 weeks after longtime mate

In just two weeks, the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois has been forced to euthanize both of its African lions.

On Tuesday, the Chicago Zoological Society announced that Isis, a 14-year-old female lion, was found injured and lying on the floor of her enclosure’s moat. Officials believe Isis fell sometime Monday morning after animal care staff checked on her around 9 a.m.

Despite intensive treatment by the veterinary staff, she reportedly suffered “significant injuries” and “the difficult decision was made” to humanely euthanize her, according to the zoological society.

HUMANITY’S FOOTPRINT IS SQUASHING THE WORLD’S WILDLIFE

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 Isis, female African lion, at Brookfield Zoo (Chicago Zoological Society)

“The safety and well-being of the animals in our care is our utmost priority,” said Bill Zeigler, senior vice president of animal programs. “Although it is unclear what caused her fall, we are reviewing all aspects of this tragic occurrence.”

Isis’s passing was devastating for zoo staff considering her longtime mate Zenda — Brookfield’s 13-year-old male African lion — was euthanized Jan. 2 after his health had declined dramatically.

He would have turned 14 in July.

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Zenda and Isis, the male and female African lion pair, at Brookfield Zoo (Chicago Zoological Society)

“Just before Christmas, animal care staff observed Zenda having difficulty standing and walking,” a Jan. 3 news release said. “Over the past week, veterinarians had been treating his symptoms with medication to help ease the pain. Preliminary necropsy results revealed Zenda had several degenerative discs in his spine that had ruptured as a result of his advanced age and were inoperable.”

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Both lions had arrived at the zoo in May 2008 and were routinely seen “grooming one another other and sleeping together,” according to Tuesday’s release.

They were also reportedly loved “by staff and visitors alike.”

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“Isis and her mate were majestic animals who had a strong bond, said Zeigler. “The staff, who dedicated their lives to care for these charismatic lions, are heartbroken by their loss.”

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