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The species' genetic and physiological make-up play an important role in whether a virus can make it a host for transmission.
The two-month-old colt is a Przewalski’s horse, a species native to central Asia that once went extinct in the wild and is still critically endangered, with only about 2,000 remaining.
An invasive hornet species that slaughters honeybees and can be deadly to humans is sparking concern in the United States, but the country is home to some even deadlier and more common insects
As one of the top 15 mega-biodiversity countries in the world, Malaysia is home to over 780 species of birds and hosts over 100 migratory bird species.
While the white-rumped shama is the most trafficked songbird, other Malaysian species are also catching the eye of enthusiasts and being illegally trapped and sold.
Pangolins could be an intermediate host of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 so the illegal trade in these animals could pose a public health risk.
Consumption of these shellfish could mean that you are inadvertently eating plastic as well.
The Merdeka Award recipient discovered 56 species of tropical plants and trees, with six species of plants named after him.
Sharks are apex predators that serve as an indicator of ocean health. Reef sharks help regulate prey and balance the food chain, ultimately contributing to ensuring species diversity. But sharks are also an important food source, which has led to over-fishing.