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Natural Cubic Poop: The Secrets of The Wombat Discovered​

Scientists who studied the Wombat's cubic poop think the digestion process might bring value in digestive health or manufacturing.

A common wombat
A common wombat | CC @JJ Harrison

The Wombat is a native Australian marsupial known for the unique cubic shape of its poop. This protected species of the same family of Kangaroos is around 1 meter long and 70 centimeters high.

When they are hunted by predators like dingos, they hide in their burrow and block the entrance with their bottom. As a result, their extraordinary strong posterior made of cartilage makes an improvised rampart.

But some scientists got interested in another rear specificity: the square feces.


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