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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.

Flickr user Ted Abbott

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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