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Collecting Poop to Save a National Park

Wildlife ecologist and National Geographic grantee Jen Guyton works to bring wildlife back to a park ravaged by war. But her efforts involve getting up close and personal with the back ends of said wildlife, proving that science isn’t for the squeamish.

Poo’s Clues

Whale poo is more than you knew, but its reputation is askew.

Surprise: Lizard Feeds Its Babies Feces

Talk about a crappy meal: The leopard tree iguana feeds her newborns feces, according to new research.

December 29, 2013: Rescuing Crocs, Navy Seals in Zoos, Swimming with Great Whites, Blackfish and More

Join host National Geographic Weekend host Boyd Matson and his guests as they try to save man-eating crocs from angry villagers, meet a retired Navy seal at Washington’s National Zoo, find out the dark secrets of performing orcas at Sea World, swim face to face with great white sharks, and survive avalanches by avoiding them.

Cockroaches Dined on Dinosaur Poop

A now-extinct family of cockroaches ate a diet that was high in dinosaur dung, according to a new study.

The Scoop on Termite Poop: Five Cool Facts

From a power source to a cancer fighter, learn about the many uses of termite poop.

Talking Poop With Author of “The Origin of Feces”

In his new book, The Origin of Feces, David Waltner Toews does the dirty work of showing that poop is part of our daily lives—from food to health to sustainability.

January 20, 2013: Getting Attacked By a Rhino (While Riding an Elephant), Searching Far Into Space, and More

This week, we survive being attacked by a rhino while riding an elephant, we help plan South Africa’s answer to the Appalachian Trail, and we learn about the burial place of one of history’s greatest rulers – Genghis Khan.

Fake “Poop” Created, Could Cure Infections

A new synthetic “poop” can be used to treat human gastrointestinal infections caused by the bacterium Clostridium difficile.

Train the Scat-Sniffing Dog

Train the Chesapeake Bay retriever has a dirty job—finding the poop that Argentina’s forest carnivores have left behind.

Dung Beetles’ Favorite Poop Revealed

How do dung beetles like their dung? Stinky, and from omnivores like us, a new study says.

Poop Spitting Competition

Spitting impala poop is really an honest to goodness game in South Africa.