This scat may be found in Africa, as its maker is native to regions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. It mostly contains remnants of plant materials, but also may have undigested bits of invertebrates. It is not very likely that you will see this scat because the animal that made it is endangered.
Leave a comment below with your guess. We will reveal the answer on Tuesday, August 9th in the comments section.
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.
Animal Diversity Web, by the University of Michigan, 1995-2008. Retrieved from http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/index.html