Animal poop: you want to step over it, but many scientists in India bow to it, sniff it, take detailed photos, and bring some of it home (okay fine, to their labs).
Welcome to the world of animal poop surveillance. In this episode, we talk to wildlife scientist, Dr. Arjun Srivathsa, who tells us why researchers like him in India are so passionate about animal excretion. And how poop can help save India's threatened species.
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