Wildlife

"Ebola Has Killed Third of World’s Gorillas, Chimpanzees"

"The current Ebola crisis has taken a terrific toll in West Africa, stressing budgets, stretching fragile health systems to the breaking point and leaving more than 8,600 people dead since it returned to the region early last year. But seldom noted is the toll Ebola has taken on some of the world’s most endangered creatures — the great apes."

Source: Aljazeera America, 01/23/2015

"Good News For Bats! Things Are Looking Up For Stemming Disease Spread"

"The bat disease known as white-nose syndrome has been spreading fast, killing millions of animals. But for the first time, scientists are seeing hopeful signs that some bat colonies are recovering and new breakthroughs could help researchers develop better strategies for helping bats survive."

Source: NPR, 01/13/2015

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