Bats

Health workers in protective suit put their equipment on, on October 1, 2014 at MSF's (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia. Liberia has been hit the hardest by the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, which has killed more than 3,000 people in west Africa. The latest UN data released on September 27, 2014 said 1,830 people have died from the killer virus in Liberia so far, and 3,458 people have been infected.  (Photo PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Ebola, Bat Meat And Tracking Patient Zero— Global Stories Of 2014

Health officials believe that the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa began with a young boy (patient zero)— the first human to contract the disease who played with a hollowed out tree inhabited by bats.

12/31/2014

KCBS Animal Update: The Fungus Among Us

Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the SF ASPCA says veterinarians encounter ringworm the most, but researchers are trying to find out more about another fungus that is killing off bats, an important part of our ecosystem.

11/11/2013

King Snake (credit: Paul Hara/Lindsay wildlife Museum)

Wildlife Museum Higlights Its Spookiest Creatures For Halloween

Bats, snakes, spiders, owls and other spooky creatures are on display at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum in Walnut Creek for Halloween…

10/30/2013

A bat hangs from a branch (Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images)

Rabid Bats Turning Up Around SF’s Lake Merced

San Francisco public health officials announced today that another rabid bat was found dead near Lake Merced last week, the fifth one discovered in the area so far this year.

08/24/2012