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Why Do Pandas Do Handstands While Peeing?

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Perhaps Adam can confirm this...


Great article!

Love this video:

Great line: "Wild giant pandas are endangered loners that roam remote bamboo forests in the Qinling mountains of China..."

"Aiming urine backwards and hitting the target is probably no easy task, particularly when doing a handstand," the researchers wrote in the July 2012 issue of the journal Animal Behaviour, "so selection of larger trees for urine marks probably maximizes the amount of urine that reaches the target."