Could pangolins be hosts for coronavirus?

Dr Dan Challender, ICCS member and Chair, IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group says that there isn't evidence confirming pangolins as an intermediate host, and that other species should be the focus of research too.

Read the statement from the Pangolin Specialist Group here. You may also be interesed to read a recent article in National Geographic published on March 26th. Read the full article here.
More about Dan's work; Exploring the effective use of celebrities in wildlife demand reduction: changing perceptions of pangolins in Vietnam here

 

Image taken by Maria Diekmann.
Image taken by Maria Diekmann.