What do COVID-19, Ebola, HIV, and SARS have in common? They all originated in animals—but their spread was enabled by human activity.  

Your pets have noticed you’ve been home a lot more. Dogs are definitely happy about that. More walkies.  Cats are too, according to Kristyn Vitale, a cat researcher at Oregon State University: “I think the importance of social interaction in the lives of cats has been…

At a Malawi wildlife reserve, hundreds of reintroduced elephants lured tourists—but also the deadly parasite that causes sleeping sickness.   Authorities confirm that the elephants, brought back to the Nkhotakota wildlife in 2015, led to an uptick in tsetse flies—host of…

Amid an uptick in reports of deadly monkeypox, the CDC sent scientists to the remote Congo Republic village of Manfouete to identify the disease’s origins. And the Washington Post's Lena H. Sun followed.   “Monkeypox” is a misnomer—various rodents are suspected carriers.…

The US needs to do more to reduce antibiotic use in farm animals, a research commission convened by the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health has concluded.

Kevin Olival is a virus hunter, traveling to some of the word’s most remote locales to identify animal viruses unknown to science. His goal: to find the next pandemic virus before it jumps from animals to humans.   NPR follows Olival, an ecologist and evolutionary biologist…

It’s a dirty trick to play on some innocent langur monkeys.   Spy in The Wild, a new BBC documentary, observes how animals interact with uncannily lifelike animal robots with virtually undetectable cameras concealed  in their eyes.   In the first episode a group of langur…