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Why Pandas LOVE Rolling in Horse Manure

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If you’re lucky enough to witness a panda applying a ripe layer of horse poop body paint to itself, you might assume it is a similar behavior to a dog frolicking in the stink of a dead animal. But in actuality, these pandas are reducing the bitter sting of the cold.



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