Natures wonders: Penguin poop makes nursery (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Monday, May 04, 2015, 22:08 (1887 days ago) @ David Turell

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Gentoo penguins have given the term nesting a whole new meaning.

The penguins poop on their frozen landscape in the Antarctic to melt it, creating the ideal location to rear their young when the time comes, new video footage suggests.

Though most humans wouldn't consider poop an appropriate decoration for a child's nursery (although it is certainly a common element in them), poop seems to play a key role in penguins' breeding behavior. This poop "landscaping" is probably unintentional: The birds most likely aren't considering the feng shui of their feces and deliberately pooping to make room for their chicks' nurseries, researchers said.

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