This scat is very large! It contains a lot of fibrous materials, from things like grasses and trees. You might find it in the African savanna or jungle.
Leave a comment below with your guess. We will reveal the answer on Tuesday, August 23rd.
This month we have a special display on Africa which includes books and specimens, including the one featured above. Don’t worry, it is safely enclosed in a display box. Come visit us in The Naturalist Center on the third floor here at the California Academy of Sciences if you’d like to see it in person.
The Encyclopedia of Mammals / edited by David Macdonald. New York: Facts on File, c1984. Naturalist Center Reference QL703 .E53 1984