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Pandas, which are basically giant poop machines, may inadvertently help save other species

Protecting charismatic animals could help less cute creatures.

Okay, they're also pretty cute.

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Pandas get a lot of attention—and given how hard it is to keep those black and white bundles of fluff from going extinct, it's not surprising that they take up a huge glut of the world's conservation funding. These are animals that literally evolved to be lazy: the only food they eat, bamboo, is incredibly hard for them to digest, so they

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