Animals Are Their Own Pharmacists


When we watch animals foraging for food in nature, we now have to ask, are they visiting the grocery store or are they visiting the pharmacy? — Ecologist Mark Hunter

Animals “vaccinate” themselves and their offspring as well. House Sparrows and Finches: They add high-nicotine cigarette butts to their nests to reduce mite infestations.

Wood Ants: They use an antimicrobial resin from conifer trees in their nests, which protects their colony from the growth of microbes.

Monarch Butterflies: When infected with parasites, they lay their eggs on anti-parasitic milkweed in order to protect their offspring from infection.

red page dividerNow, have a little chuckle:

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Over 150 men found themselves talking to the Atlanta Humane Society.


About Amirh

Ever-evolving spirit moving about via body. I'm a writer and a an ever-evolving spirit in service of animals through my blog and Buddhist and Reiki practices. My blogs: and For more about me:
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