Photo: N. Sincero 2011, Scat Wrangler: S. Sumrall, Scat courtesy of the Academy Docent Specimen Collection

This scat can be found in the grasslands, savannas and open country of Africa. The animal that makes this scat eats low quality grasses, which pass through its digestive system quite quickly. Therefore, the scat generally includes a good deal of coarse undigested material.

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