Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Beer-Drinking Tree Shrews: Sober As Judges

Pentail tree shrew with a radio collar.
In the rain forest of Malaysia, scientists have found a small mammal, closely related to primates, whose major source of food is a type of beer.It's believed to be the only animal other than humans that chronically consumes alcohol. But this animal never appears drunk, according to a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Beer-Drinking Tree Shrews: Sober As Judges : NPR
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