Coronavirus: Wuhan food market sold live koalas, snakes, rats and wolvesChristian Fernsby ▼ | January 23, 2020
The Huanan Seafood market in Wuhan in China is under investigation with officials believing the coronavirus originated from a wild animal that was sold there.
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According to the South China Morning Post, the market's advertising board had live foxes, crocodiles, wolf puppies, salamanders, snakes, rats, peacocks, porcupines and koalas.
The sale of live animals has shocked a number of locals, with some taking to Chinese social media site Weibo to show their surprise.
"Just took a closer look at the viral wild animal menu they even eat koalas", one wrote.
"There's nothing Chinese people won't eat". ■