Many people know that pandas are cute, but only some know that these cute creatures can be gross at times. Apparently, they like to cover their whole bodies in horse poop. That’s right. Horse poop. Let that sink in for a moment. “But why?” you might ask. It would seem that scientists themselves aren’t sure why pandas have this kind of behavior. However, they might have an explanation.
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The horse poop contains compounds that might help the animals deal with colder temperatures.
In other words, horse poop keeps the pandas warm during the winter.
Learn more about this over Science Magazine.
Can someone just give them sweaters? Thanks.
(Image Credit: Fuwen Wei/ Science Magazine)