Happy Hour In The Malaysian Rain Forest

Happy Hour In The Malaysian Rain Forest 

 Pen-tailed Tree Shrew of the Malaysian Rain Forest

German scientists have discovered that seven species of small mammals in the rain forests of western Malaysia drink fermented palm nectar on a regular basis. For several of the species, including the pen-tailed tree shrew, the nectar, which can have an alcohol content approaching that of beer, is the major food source – meaning they are chronic drinkers.

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