How Sniffing Poop Helps Monkeys Stay Healthy

This was a super fun study to cover for National Geographic's Weird and Wild. I don't remember how I found this one--whether I came across it looking through newly published research or if someone directed me to it (I LOVE being directed to poop studies)--but I knew right away that it had great potential. Of course the poop stories are always popular, but the experimental setup was also very well-done and the results were fascinating. The lead researcher was a delight to interview, and clearly cared deeply about her subjects.

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/04/monkeys-mandrills-parasites-health/

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