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WCS Congo Veterinarian Alain Ondzie: Training in France

WCS Congo Veterinarian Alain Ondzie: Training in France
(July 31, 2018) Dr Alain Ondzie has been a key member of the WCS Congo health program for many years, with expertise in Ebola surveillance amongst the great apes and bats of the Republic of Congo and working diligently with local communities on surveillance and risk reduction for transmission to humans. Recently, Alain travelled to France, to the Zoo De La Palmyre, for extensive training on anesthesia and treatment for multiple species including primates, antelopes and zebra!https://www.facebook.com/ZooLaPalmyr...

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Male Hammer-headed Fruit Bat Vocalization | WCS Wild View

Male Hammer-headed Fruit Bat Vocalization | WCS Wild View
(July 25, 2018) Listen to this male Hammer-headed fruit bat vocalizing at a 'Lek' (a site where they congregate and call to entice females to come and mate) in the Republic of Congo....Hammer-headed Bat Ambassador: WCS Wild View Blog

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Blog: Environmental DNA (eDNA) for Species Detection and Monitoring

Blog: Environmental DNA (eDNA) for Species Detection and Monitoring
(July 13, 2018) In recent years, there have been a lot of studies on the use of environmental DNA (eDNA) for species detection and monitoring. This method takes advantage of the fact that organisms shed DNA into the environment in the form of urine, feces, or cells from tissue such as skin. As this DNA stays in the environment, we can use molecular techniques to search for traces of it. By doing this, we can determine if a species lives in a particular place.

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WCS Wild View Blog: An Eye On the Congo's Hammer-Headed Bat

WCS Wild View Blog: An Eye On the Congo's Hammer-Headed Bat
(July 10, 2018) The fascinating hammer-headed fruit bat (Hypsignathus monstrosus) is suspected to be an asymptomatic reservoir for Ebola viruses and our team is investigating their role in the virus' ecology.

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