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At least coronavirus has done one good thing – it could save the pangolin

If the virus is found to have indeed come from pangolins, it will rescue the world’s most trafficked animal

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The spread of the coronavirus has taken an unexpected positive turn for animals such as the pangolin – the most trafficked animal in the world – with the announcement of a temporary ban on China’s wildlife trade.

The virus is believed to have emerged from wet wild animal markets (live animal markets) in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.

Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are illnesses in animals that mutate and are transmitted to people. Swine flu is another example...

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