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Animal Behavior | Nature | Science

Why Pandas Love Horse Shit

A unique survival adaptation is behind a penchant for rolling in horse manure

In glaring contrast to your dog’s fascination with coprophagy, attraction to feces in wild mammals is extremely rare. So it’s puzzling why wild giant pandas are frequently observed smearing themselves in

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Ed Ergenzinger

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