The most skillful experts of the animal kingdom
What do wild animals do when they get sick?
Unlike domestic pets, animals in the wild don’t have access to the range of treatments provided by owners or vets.
Do wild animals know how to cure themselves?
Growing scientific evidence indicates that animals do indeed have knowledge of natural medicines. In fact, they have access to the world’s largest pharmacy: nature itself. Zoologists and botanists are only just beginning to understand how wild animals use plant medicines to prevent and cure illnesses.The emerging science of Zoopharmacognosy studies how animals self-medicate using leaves, roots, seeds and minerals to treat a variety of conditions. Biologists witnessing animals eating foods that are generally not part of their diet, realised animals were self-medicating with natural remedies.
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