The capybara eats its own poop for added vitamins!

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The capybara eats its own poop for added vitamins!


In addition to eating plants, fruit and tree bark, the capybara also eats its own feces (that’s its own poop!).
Eating its own feces helps it to get all the vitamins, minerals, and good tummy bacteria from the food it eats.
While from our point of view it’s an utterly disgusting habit, it’s a great way for the capybara to make the most of its food! (Taken from ‘25 Amazon Rainforest Animals‘)

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“Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris), Amazona Zoo” by Spencer Wright cc2.0

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