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Naturalist Notebook 

November 13, 2011

Who Pooped?


You might see these dark pellets  in eastern or southern Africa. They are often found scattered because of the distance they travel while dropping.  According to some reports, if the pellets are made by a male of this species, they will be larger than those of a female.

Who pooped?

Leave a comment below with your guess. We will reveal the answer in the comments section on Wednesday, November 16th.

If you have your own natural history mystery (an unidentified animal, plant or other specimen), send a photo or two to naturalist@calacademy.org. We’ll do our best to help out. Please include location, date and any other details that seem pertinent.

Filed under: Who Pooped — nature @ 8:51 am

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  1. This week’s scat was left by a reticulated giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata). To learn more about reticulated giraffes, go to:

    We’ll have another Who Pooped? challenge soon. In the meantime, see if you can guess the specimen in the new Spotlight On….

    Comment by nature — November 16, 2011 @ 12:18 pm

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