Giant rabbit-sized snails discovered in Abu Dhabi
Giant rabbit-sized snails discovered in Abu Dhabi

Giant rabbit-sized snails discovered in Abu Dhabi

Giant African Land Snails which can grow up to 20cm long have been discovered in Abu Dhabi for the first time.

The snails are one of the world’s most invasive species and might have been imported on plants brought into the country.

The Giant African Land Snail has been found in Al Wathba on the edge of Abu Dhabi. And while it might be an interesting story, their invasive nature means they quickly take over their landscape. And the giant snails could become a real problem if they continue to grow and breed.

First case of Coronavirus detected in a wild animal

The first confirmed case of Coronavirus in a wild animal has been reported in Utah, America.

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said a wild mink had tested positive for Coronavirus close to an infected mink farm in Utah.

Coronavirus outbreaks at fur farms in America and in Europe have killed thousands of animals.

As a result of that, millions more farmed mink have been put down across Europe.

The USDA said the positive Coronavirus animal was a “free-ranging, wild mink.”

“To our knowledge, this is the first free-ranging, native wild animal confirmed with Sars-CoV-2,” the USDA told the International Society for Infectious Diseases.

Coronavirus has been found in captive zoo animals including tigers, lions and leopards in America. And in a small number of household cats and dogs.

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