For Rhinos, Social Media Is a Heaping Dung Pile

To get the latest news and notes, white rhinos visit the local dung heap.

Although it’s well known that mammals use scents in urine to convey information about fertility and demarcate territory, the way dung is used to communicate is less established. White rhinos defecate in communal mounds, called middens, and researchers believe these troves of waste serve as important information hubs about their community.

And test their hypothesis, an international team of scientists pulled a Fac

Leave a Reply