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Fecal Shields, and 5 Other Ways Animals Use Poop

Proud of what you just did in the bathroom? You should be, but here are 6 animals who are masters of the art of pooping!

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Sources:

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PICS

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vombatus_ursinus_-Maria_Island_National_Park.jpg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Certified_Wombat_Faeces.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sperm_whale_pod_recolored.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sperm_whale_Tim_Cole_NMFS_crop.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sperm_whale_drawing_with_skeleton.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flickr_-_don_macauley_-_Deadly_Nightshade.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Southern_Hairy-nosed_Wombat.jpg

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