The shrew loo: The rare jungle plant that recycles droppings

It is the ultimate in recycling. Meet Nepenthes Lowii, nature’s own lavatory. This is the first time the plant has been captured on camera being used by the mountain tree shrew – animals that rely on the plant both for nourishment and as its very own lavatory. The plant, which is found in Borneo, is the only one in the world that collects the droppings of animals and uses them to produce a sugary substance, which the shrew then eats.

The Shrew Loo
The Shrew Loo

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